Donald Trump drops Neil Young's Rockin' in the Free World as campaign song
Canadian musician said the song was played without his permission
Donald Trump has decided to find another campaign song.
A press secretary for the real estate mogul said Wednesday that Trump would respect the wishes of Neil Young and no longer use Rockin' In the Free World, which Trump featured Tuesday during his announcement that he was seeking the Republican Party's nomination for president.
Young, a Canadian who supports liberal Democrat Bernie Sanders, had objected and said the song was played without his permission. Rockin' In the Free World, released in the late 1980s, is a scathing condemnation of war and poverty that criticizes then-President George H.W. Bush, a Republican.
Trump press secretary Hope Hicks said Wednesday that "despite Neil's differing political views, Mr. Trump likes Neil very much."