Published Jul 07, 2020Neil Young is once again using his platform to address Donald Trump, penning a new open letter for the U.S. president.
Being no stranger to Trump criticism, the U.S. citizen took specific issue with the president using the songwriter's music during his campaign rallies recently. However, Young said he would not being taking legal action toward Trump, "potentially distracting from your important work at hand protecting and saving American lives."
Instead, he encouraged Trump to listen to his song "Lookin' for a Leader 2020," which Young debuted recently during his "Porch Episode."
Down below, you can read Young's full open letter to the president, which actually strikes quite the positive and constructive tone.
Dear Mr. President
Although I have repeatedly asked you to please not use my music because it indicates that I support your agenda, you have always played my songs anyway at your gatherings, with no regard for my rights, even calling me names on twitter. I did notice that you played my music at your latest rally in Dakota despite my previous requests.
Because you are in charge of the Covid 19 response here in the USA, I will not sue you, (as certainly is my right) potentially distracting from your important work at hand protecting and saving American lives. With the enormous power you wield on our behalf, I wish you all the best in your critical battle to save American souls from this threat. I know you will do your best for all Americans, regardless of political leanings. I give you my encouragement in your efforts to Unify America.
I suggest you listen to my song "Lookin' For A Leader 2020," available on my website, neilyoungarchives.com as part of a work I recently completed with my wife- "The Porch Episode," as I believe it would be an interesting addition to your next rally.
With respect for your office,
The artist recently unearthed his long-lost album Homegrown. Read Exclaim!'s glowing review of the album.