Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty has hit President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign with a cease and desist order after the band’s classic song, “Fortunate Son” was played at the president’s campaign rallies.
“He is using my words and my voice to portray a message that I do not endorse. Therefore, I am issuing a ‘cease and desist’ order,” said Fogerty in a tweet on Friday.
— John Fogerty (@John_Fogerty) October 16, 2020
“I wrote this song because, as a veteran, I was disgusted that some people were allowed to be excluded from serving our country because they had access to political and financial privilege,” continued Fogerty, before going on to lament over “wealthy people not paying their fair share in taxes.”
“The fact that Mr. Trump also fans the flames of hatred, racism and fear while rewriting recent history, is even more reason to be troubled by his use of