KEY POINTS

  • The Rolling Stones warned President Donald Trump over the unauthorized use of their songs at his rallies and in his re-election campaigns
  • The rock band also complained about the same thing when the POTUS used their classic tunes in his 2016 campaign
  • Melania Trump has a strong influence on her husband 

The Rolling Stones issued a warning to President Donald Trump over the unauthorized use of their songs at rallies and in his re-election campaigns.

According to the New York Post, the English rock band is threatening to take legal action against the POTUS for the use of their songs in his rallies despite the previous cease and desist directives. On Sunday (June 28), the band’s legal team joined hands with music rights organization BMI in stopping Trump and his team from using their material in his re-election campaigns.

“The BMI have notified the Trump campaign on behalf of the Stones that the unauthorized use of their songs will constitute a breach of its licensing agreement,” the official statement from the organization read.

“If Donald Trump disregards the exclusion and persists, then he would face a lawsuit for breaking the embargo and playing music that has not been licensed.’’

The media outlet noted that The Rolling Stones made the move after their song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” was played in Trump’s campaign in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Trump also used their songs during his 2016 campaign, and it prompted the band to complain.

Four years ago, the rockers issued a statement saying that they didn’t give Trump the permission to use their songs and “have requested that they cease all use immediately.”

In related news, Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, stepped out together last week and laid a wreath at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

Trump saluted while the First Lady stood with her hand over her heart when the trumpeter played “Taps.” They also greeted the elderly Korean War veterans.

Trump sported a black suit with a red tie. Meanwhile, Melania was gorgeous in her black and white polka dot dress by Rosetta Getty.

Meanwhile, several sources have claimed that the FLOTUS has a strong influence on her husband. Sean Spicer told Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Mary Jordan in her book “The Art of Her Deal” that “Melania is very behind-the-scenes but unbelievably influential.” Roger Stone, Trump’s former campaign advisor, also said the same thing about the First Lady.

“She’s a balancing influence on him. She’s the one who ultimately said, ‘You know, Donald, stop talking about running for president and do it… And if you run, you’re going to win,’” he said of the FLOTUS.

US President Donald Trump has long been accused of fanning racial tensions, including during the nationwide reckoning triggered by the death-in-custody of African American George Floyd US President Donald Trump has long been accused of fanning racial tensions, including during the nationwide reckoning triggered by the death-in-custody of African American George Floyd Photo: AFP / Brendan SMIALOWSKI