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Donald Trump doesn’t have the best record when it comes to picking his campaign music.
A wide array of artists, including the likes of Rihanna and the family of the late Tom Petty, have all sent cease and desist letters after Trump used their music at their rallies.
But even when a musician is yet to object to Trump’s decision to blast their tracks, things still don’t play out as intended.
Especially when the song chosen seems to be making fun of the president.
Take Thursday’s pick of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 1969 single ‘Fortunate Son’.
Trump disembarked from Air Force One to the strains of the song.
Some sample lyrics:
Some folks are born, silver spoon in handLord, don't they help themselves, y'allBut when the taxman comes to the doorLord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yeahIt ain't meIt ain't meI ain't no millionaire's son, no, noIt ain't meIt ain't meI ain't no fortunate one, no
Some folks are born, silver spoon in hand
Lord, don't they help themselves, y'all
But when the taxman comes to the door
Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yeah
It ain't me
I ain't no millionaire's son, no, no
I ain't no fortunate one, no
Apparently no one in the Trump campaign bothered to listen to the lyrical content of the song though.
If they had, perhaps they might have decided not to play it – it tells the story of a rich man’s son who dodges the Vietnam war draft.
There have been repeated questions over how Trump – the son of multi-millionaire Fred Trump – managed to get a diagnosis of ‘bone spurs’ to avoid being conscripted into military service in Vietnam.
Trump had been a keen athlete during college but managed to avoid the draft on five separate occasions, despite being previously declared fit for service.
He’s been subject to consistent criticism by veterans for his avoidance of being drafted, which many wealthy young men were reportedly able to do during the period.
And Michigan’s song choice has served as an unwelcome reminder of this.
People are mocking the president.
Trump disembarked from AirForce One, in Michigan, to 'Fortunate Son', by Creedence Clearwater Revival, a song about… https://t.co/82MKYhZQXd — Mike Pence - Professional Mannequin (@Mike Pence - Professional Mannequin)
Who needs parody when you’re beyond it?
Trump deplaned at his rally tonight to Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son" - which is a protest song abo… https://t.co/hhQOwewbHT — Laura Walker ⚖🍸🇺🇸 🏴 (@Laura Walker ⚖🍸🇺🇸 🏴)
Others wondered if there was a Trump insider working against him.
That song is about rich people’s sons not having to go to Vietnam. Does someone in the Campaign secretly hate you,… https://t.co/v4MjycoVol — A.J. Delgado (@A.J. Delgado)
How hard is it to do a quick Google?
Trump just came down Airforce One to “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. I’m convinced they don’t have… https://t.co/8ZPDNALJIe — Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@Hoodlum 🇺🇸)
What’s next, Kill the Rich?