Deadline Hollywood reports:
John Fogerty says that Donald Trump’s use of his song Fortunate Son at campaign rallies is “confounding, to say the least,” given that the lyrics to the song were inspired by rich people who were able to avoid the draft during the Vietnam war. When the song was played at Trump’s rally in Michigan on Thursday, a number of journalists tweeted that it didn’t appear that the campaign grasped the meaning of the lyrics.
In the Instagram post, Fogerty also recited the first lines of Fortunate Son: “Some folks are born, made to wave the flag. Ooh they are red, white and blue. But when the band plays Hail to the Chief, they point the cannon at you.” “That is exactly what happened recently in Lafayette Park when the president decided to take a walk across the park, he cleared out the area using federal troops so that he could stand in front of St. John’s Church with a Bible,” Fogerty said.