Everybody hates Donald Trump. Well apart from bigots, racists, sexists, homophobes, xenophobes and nationalists but then again those groups make up about 40 percent of AmeriKKKa’s population. In 2020, numerous musicians have issued cease and desist for the president to stop using their material as they do not want their music associated with the hatred spewed by Trump, his administration and his followers.
This week reggae singer, Eddy Grant, has joined the list of musicians warning Trump not to use their music in his hate campaign.
Grant sued Trump and his campaign Tuesday, accusing them of “willfully and wrongfully” infringing on his copyrights. Grant’s attorney issued a cease-and-desist letter to the campaign two weeks ago.
The video features an animation in which a “Trump/Pence” train barrels through a vacant town, followed by Joe Biden on a pump trolley. Over Grant’s hit song from 1982, the audio features remarks Biden made in 2017 referring to kids’ rubbing his leg hair and jumping on his lap.
The video, which Trump tweeted Aug. 12, had been viewed nearly 14 million times before Twitter took it down Tuesday night.
Twitter has been playing whack-a-mole with the president’s tweets in recent months. In July, it removed a picture from a Trump tweet after it got a DMCA complaint from The New York Times. Trump had used the photo, which was taken by a Times photographer, to promote his campaign.
In June, Twitter and Facebook removed a manipulated video from Trump’s accounts that showed a Black toddler running away from a white toddler and a fake CNN chyron suggesting that the baby was racist. In that instance, it was one of the children’s parents who filed the copyright claim.