Neil Young calls Trump “a disgrace for my country” after becoming an American citizen and planning to vote for a democrat
Neil Young criticized Donald Trump in one open letter against the American president, who told him “you are a disgrace for my country,” after the Canadian-born rock legend recently became an American citizen and indicated that he would vote as a democrat.
Young, 74, who published the letter on Tuesday, added that Trump’s “bragging about the US economy does not hide the fact” that he brags about figures he inherited “4 years ago” in a reference to his predecessor, Barack Obama . “
“Our first black president was a better man than you,” the climate change activist adds to Obama, continuing to focus on Trump and attacking his policy to aggravate the “climate crisis.”
Neil Young lashed out at Donald Trump in an open letter to the American president and told him, “You are a disgrace for my country,” after Canadian-born rock legend recently became an American citizen and said he would vote as a democrat
A tweeted image of Young after Canadian-born rock legend last month became an American citizen shows that he threw his support for the Democratic party
In his open letter, Young says that Trump’s “bragging about the US economy does not disguise the fact” that he brags about figures he inherited “4 years ago,” in reference to his predecessor, Barack Obama
He tells Trump: “The United States of America, my country, is not a green on one of your brand golf courses that you can ride and cause damage so that other players cannot shoot straight.”
The singer refers to his song “Rockin” from 1989 in the free world “and warns Trump to think of him whenever the song is played at one of the president’s meetings.
‘Remember that it is the voice of a tax-paying American citizen who does not support you. I, “Young writes.
The open letter comes after Young was celebrated an American citizen in a tweet last month, with images of him being proud to be a ‘Canamerican’.
Despite delays in his application for citizenship after admitting he had used marijuana, Young swore his oath to the US and became a citizen waving an American flag in victory at the Convention Center in downtown LA on 26 January.
The songwriter grabbed his citizenship paper when he left the building on an escalator with his wife, actress Daryl Hannah, who wore a big grin.
After living in California for 50 years and paying taxes, his Malibu set fire to the 2018 wildfire in Woolsey to urge him to finally become a double citizen.
“I am happy to report that I am participating !!” he wrote on his website after the ceremony, encouraging fans to “vote for their conscience.”
Neil told the Los Angeles Times he plans to remain a Canadian citizen, but the loss of his home motivated him to take action.
“I live down here; I pay tax here; my beautiful family is all here – they are all Americans, so I want to register my opinion, “he told the LA Times.
“We have an emergency situation in the climate and governments don’t act.”
Young’s music has long since touched his social and political passions.
Daryl Hannah and Neil Young attend the premiere of “Paradox” at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas, in March 2018.
His songs include “Ohio,” which recalls the fact that National Guardsmen murdered four students at Kent State University during Vietnam war protests in 1970.
‘Rockin’ in the Free World ‘is a commentary on the 1980s and a criticism of the inequalities in American society under the policies of Republican President Ronald Reagan.
In his open letter to Trump, Young does not say that people who voted for him are blamed.
“I support their right to express themselves, although they are lied to and in many cases believe in lies, they are real Americans. I have their backs’.
Young, a double Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, has long touched his social and political concerns in his music
Young also shows that he throws his support behind the Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
“One of your opponents has the answers that I like,” writes Young.
“He strives to directly preserve the future of our children. He is not popular with the democratic establishment because, unlike all other candidates, he does not give in to the industries that accelerate the global climate disaster, the end of the world as we know it, “explains the rockentertainer.
“He is really fighting for the US. His initials are BS. Not his policy. ”
Young concludes with a final warning to Trump: “We’re going to vote for you and Make America Great Again,” and links to a video from him and the band Promise of the Real, performing the politically-charged song from 2017, “Children of Destiny” .