Twisted Sister Allows Donald Trump To Use ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has allowed Donald Trump to use their hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It” during his campaign rallies for president.
This is a rare victory for Trump when it comes to using music for his campaign. Neil Young and R.E.M. have blasted the Trump campaign for unauthorized use of their songs over the last couple of months.
You can’t make this up: After Donald Trump ridiculed a disabled reporter from the New York Times last week, he gets an endorsement from a band called Twisted Sister.
From Canadian Business:
Trump has been using the Twisted Sister hit ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ as his musical battle cry. I assume you approve?
He called and he asked, which I appreciated. I said, ‘Look, we don’t see eye to eye on everything—there are definitely issues that we’re far apart on.’ But thinking back to when I wrote the song and what the song is about, it’s about rebellion, speaking your mind and fighting the system. If anybody’s doing that, he sure is. Trump and Bernie Sanders are the two extremes. They’re raising holy hell and shaking everything up. That’s what ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ is about. And we’re friends. I have spent time with Donald and his family. I don’t think either of us expected that we would like each other, but you know, Donald Trump is a pretty chill guy. He’s a frontman. When that camera goes on, he furls his brow, he does his thing. Off-camera he’s very self-deprecating. He makes jokes about being too orange and about his hair.