On Wednesday, former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills took to Twitter to express his frustration regarding President Donald Trump's usage of their music at his recent campaign rallies. 

In his tweet, which can be seen below, the musician shared that they are "exploring all legal avenues" in an effort to prevent their songs from being played without their consent in the future. However, he added, if that is not a possibility, he wants his fans to know that they "do not condone the use of our music by this fraud and con man."

According to the Washington Times, Mills, who co-founded the band and played bass for them until their 2011 disbanding, took aim at the president after learning that he had been playing "Everybody Hurts" and "Losing My Religion" at his recent events. This marks the second time that the band has spoken out about Trump using their music. In 2019, they were successful in forcing the president to take down a video that used one of their songs on Twitter.

As reported by Billboard, this is not the first time that President Trump has faced backlash for using songs without the consent of the artists. In the past, he has used Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music," Pharrell Williams' "Happy," and others. As a result, he has subsequently received several cease-and-desist requests from the various musical acts.

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This is not the first time that celebrities have used social media to speak out about the president. Recently, "Saturday Night Live" star Alec Baldwin took to Twitter to blame Trump supporters for the "near moral collapse of this country." Baldwin has is known for his "SNL" impersonation of the POTUS. However, at one time he considered vacating his position before changing his mind due to a specific reason