Rolling Stones’ Message To Donald Trump: ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’

The Rolling Stones are one of a growing list of musicians who don’t want Donald Trump playing their music at political campaigns. Despite finishing first in New Hampshire, he isn’t getting any love from Mick Jagger or his band mates.

Reportedly, the Republican frontrunner plays songs for 50 minutes at the beginning of each campaign before speaking. The former Celebrity Apprentice host compiles the playlist himself. Unfortunately, the artists he chooses don’t appreciate that he selects their music, noted the Daily Beast.

Keith Richards, guitarist for the Rolling Stones, said a Trump presidency will be like a bad dream.

“Can you imagine President Trump? The worse nightmare. But we can’t say that. Because it could happen. This is one of the wonders of this country. Who would’ve thought Ronald Reagan could be president?”

Some of the Stones hits included on the playlist are “Brown Sugar” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” per the Huffington Post. “Brown Sugar” is one of the most inappropriate songs to be played at a campaign rally, with lyrics about raping young black slave girls.

But maybe “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” is a message the GOP frontrunner can understand. Fran Curtis, spokeswoman for the Stones, made it clear, “The band was not asked for permission to use the songs.”

Several years ago, Rolling Stones’ frontman Mick Jagger disclosed his feelings about then-candidate Mick Romney on an Saturday Night Live episode. Jagger’s approval rating for Romney was a zero.

Adele’s staff recently pushed back when “Rolling in the Deep” and “Skyfall” were used without permission. When Neil Young complained about “Rockin’ in the Free World” being played at a GOP campaign, Trump shot back calling Young a phoney, as the rocker had asked for money to finance a music project. But apparently, raising funds and supporting a candidate are two separate issues for Neil, according to Time.

“I had gone to Donald’s office and asked him to finance my company. He wasn’t running for president at the time. And I thought maybe trying to rescue the art form of recorded sound would be a great thing for his legacy … So I thought I had a shot. It didn’t work out. But he was very gracious.”

The Republican candidate has also used songs by Elton John, added the Daily Beast. His publicist clarified the iconic Elton’s stance on the issue, but the musician clarified that it was nothing personal. He said he met Trump, who was nice to him, but said their political views greatly differ. John explained that he’s far from being a Republican and made a suggestion.

“Why not ask Ted f***ing Nugent? Or one of those f***king country stars? They’ll do it for you.”

There’s no doubt that Trump has a huge following, but apparently, not everyone in the Republican party envision him as president. He’s now locked in a two-man race against Ted Cruz in South Carolina. Cruz has accused his adversary of buying political influence and being sleazy.

The Rolling Stones are the latest to not want to associate themselves with the man who promises to make America great again. It will be interesting to see who’s next.

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