Republicans it seems have no self awareness, or just plain arsed stupid . Or its just the correct track to play for the grifter in chief . Made me chuckle .
Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty has responded to Donald Trump's use of the band's song 'Fortunate Son' at a recent campaign rally
Donald Trump has been widely mocked after playing Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s ‘Fortunate Son’ when arriving at a campaign rally in Michigan.
The 1969 track was released at the height of the Vietnam war and offers a scathing take on military deferments and the safe positions that were offered to well-connected individuals at a time when millions of Americans were being drafted to the front line.
Singer John Fogerty previously said of the track: “The song speaks more to the unfairness of class than war itself. It’s the old saying about rich men making war and poor men having to fight them.”
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But there is a certain irony in Trump playing the track as he arrived on Thursday evening (September 10), given his dubious association with the conflict.
Trump was originally deemed medically fit for military service in July 1968, after the last of four consecutive student deferments came to an end.
The unfortunate choice comes a week after Trump was accused of disrespecting the US military.
According to reports from The Atlantic, he described America’s war dead as “losers” and “suckers”.