Twitter Silences Trump After R.E.M. Rips ‘President A**hole’ over ‘Everybody Hurts’ Meme

Breitbart | 2/17/2019 | Staff
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Members of the Rock Hall of Fame rock band R.E.M. melted down after President Donald Trump tweeted a video mocking Democratic lawmakers featuring their hit song “Everybody Hurts.”

On Friday evening, Trump shared a video mocking the faces of Democrats during his State of the Union address earlier this month, using the 1992 hit as its music.

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However, former members of the band, including their bassist Mike Mills, acted angrily to his use of the song, and quickly lodged a copyright complaint with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

“The **** @CarpeDonktum created the meme,” Mills wrote. “#PresidentAsshole retweeted it. Measures have been taken to stop it. @jack you need to get on this.”

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The now-defunct band’s official account also weighed in on the controversy, describing Trump as “World Leader Pretend” and urging Congress and the media to “ghost this faker.”

According to CNBC, a lawyer for the Universal Music Publishing Group reached out to Twitter on Friday demanding that the video be taken...
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