The Independent reports:
Donald Trump arrived at a rally in Michigan yesterday to the sound of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” – a protest song railing against inherited wealth, inequality in military service, and violent hypocrisy on the part of elected leaders.
The content of “Fortunate Son” chimes awkwardly with Mr Trump’s biography, railing as it does against inherited wealth, tax avoidance, and the hypocrisy of presidents who arrive to the sound of “Hail to the Chief” but “point the cannon at you.”
They actually played John Fogerty’s “Fortunate Son” on CSPAN while Trump departed Air Force Once. pic.twitter.com/Db27WULXAm
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) September 11, 2020
Fortunate Son: Song about rich man avoiding Vietnam service played at Trump rally https://t.co/4LqFdcIzxJ
— The Independent (@Independent) September 11, 2020
Depressed to realize that probably most people are too young to understand the irony of playing Fortunate Son at a Trump rally.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) September 11, 2020
“Fortunate Son” plays as Trump de-planes, an entry for the “nobody listened to the lyrics” hall of fame. pic.twitter.com/fJBPI7CxGQ
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) September 10, 2020
What’s great is that Fortunate Son, a protest song about rich boys getting deferments from serving in Vietnam, is both totally inappropriate for Trump but at the same time totally appropriate for Trump.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) September 11, 2020
I mean, the absolute irony of playing CCR’s “Fortunate Son” for a rich privileged white guy who got out of the VIETNAM WAR by faking a medical condition with his daddy’s money…
I got nothing, man.
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) September 10, 2020