Another Cease and Desist for Trump


Despite the number of artists who have explicitly requested their songs never again be used by the Republican candidate, who apparently does not believe in obtaining permission to use artistic work, Trump keeps upping the ante. Most recently, a campaign ad used “Seven Nation Army,” much to the chagrin of The White Stripes. The band aired their disapproval via a message on Facebook, stating:

Regarding the use of “Seven Nation Army” in a Donald Trump campaign video, The White Stripes would like to unequivocally state that they have nothing whatsoever to do with this video. They are disgusted by this association, and by the illegal use of their song.

According to Pitchfork, the band’s legal team followed the statement with swift action: “If you can’t find the video, great,” Ian Montone said. “Then our lawyers have done their job.” Watch the song’s actual music video, directed by Alex & Martin, below.

Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →