Phil Collins issued a cease and desist order to President Donald Trump after the latter played the hit song ‘In The Air Tonight’ at a campaign rally in Iowa on Wednesday night.
A representative for the singer said, “Yes we are well aware of the Trump campaign’s use of this song and we have already issued a ‘cease and desist’ letter via our lawyers who continue to monitor the situation.”
Collins is not the first artist to do this with the Trump campaign. Many stars including Aerosmith, Prince, Neil Young, and others have also been at odds with the President using their music without permission.
It’s no secret that Collins is not a fan of Trump. In a 2016 interview before the election, Collins revealed that his entire household was anti-Trump. He even said, “I just think Trump is an accident waiting to happen — a big accident waiting to happen.”
Not to mention, using the song ‘In The Air Tonight’ isn’t the best thing to do when there is a global pandemic and you are holding a rally lacking masks and social distancing.
Watching @CNN's @ErinBurnett & Jim @Acosta talk about the mostly maskless crowd at tonight's #Iowa Trump rally in Des Moines, where Covid-19 cases are rising… while the campaign is blasting @PhilCollinsFeed "IN THE AIR TONIGHT" is peak #2020 🤦♂️🙆🤷#Wtf #VOTE #BidenHarris2020 pic.twitter.com/YOpC26ptvC
— Gary Gaston (@gaston213) October 14, 2020
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