In yet another case of musicians recoiling in disgust over Donald Trump using their music, Linkin Park have issued a cease-and-desist order against the US President.
It all began when Donald Trump's social media henchman, Dan Scavino, posted a campaign-style video on Twitter that used Linkin Park's 2002 hit, 'In The End'. The video was then pulled as a copyright strike, which was then followed up by a statement from Linkin Park.
Linkin Park did not and does not endorse Trump, nor authorize his organization to use any of our music. A cease and desist has been issued.
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) July 19, 2020
Trump's social media team has been repeatedly slapped with copyright strikes over the years, not to mention musicians publicly and repeatedly refusing to authorise their music at his campaign events and rallies. Neil Young's 'Rockin' In A Free World' has regularly played at Trump's rallies, yet Neil Young penned an open letter to Trump only a few months ago, where he described him as a racist and "a disgrace."
More pointedly, Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington was a vocal critic of Trump and made his feelings known in a tweet from 2017, where he described the US President as "a greater threat to the USA than terrorism."