Donald Trump, candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, has used Adele‘s Bond theme ‘Skyfall’ at an Ohio campaign rally.
The New York Times reports that the rally in Columbus, Ohio on Monday night (November 23) also featured tracks by The Beatles (‘Hey Jude’), Elton John (‘Rocket Man’) and Twisted Sister (‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’).
Trump is also thought to have attended Adele’s Radio City Music Hall gig in New York on Tuesday (November 24).
A number of singers have already objected to Trump using their music at campaign rallies. R.E.M frontman Michael Stipe was particularly sharp in his repost to Trump, saying:
“Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you – you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men. Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”
Bandmate Mike Mills added: “Personally, I think the Orange Clown will do anything for attention. I hate giving it to him.”
Blur branded Trump a “chump” during a New York gig, while Miguel said of Trump “there’s a tremendous responsibility that we all have just to not be fucking ignorant,” discouraging American voters from backing the businessman.
“Is it bad that I sort of agree with Trump’s stance on immigration? Not for any reason other than black Americans still not having been paid reparations for slavery and the influx of INTERNATIONAL immigrants (not just Mexicans) are sucking up the state aid, and government money, space in schools, quality of life etc.???”
“It’s selfish, but America has really been good at convincing me that everyone else’s problems are more important than my own. I want my fucking money. Me first. Thoughts?”