John Fogerty said he is confused over the contradiction of President Donald Trump‘s choice of the classic song “Fortunate Son” that was played during a recent campaign rally.
Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s song was played last week as Trump got out of his plane and approached the campaign rally in Freeland, Michigan.
In a video posted on Facebook titled “Meaning behind Fortunate Son,” the former frontman of the rock band said, “Recently, the President has been using my song ‘Fortunate Son’ for his campaign rallies, which I find confounding, to say the least.”
“The very first lines of ‘Fortunate Son’ are, ‘Some folks are born made to wave the flag, ooh their red, white and blue. But when the band plays ‘Hail to the Chief,’ they point the cannon at you.’ Well that’s exactly what happened recently in Lafayette Park. When the President decided to take a walk across the park, he cleared out the area using Federal troops so that he could stand in front of St. John’s church with a Bible,” Fogerty said.
He added, “It’s a song I could’ve written now. So I find it confusing, I would say, that that the president has chosen to use my song for his political rallies, when in fact it seems like he is probably the fortunate son.”
The Trump campaign played the song without seeking permission, a practice it has been following in using many other hit songs.
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