The White Stripes co-founders have issued a rare joint statement in opposition of the Republican presidential nominee for the “illegal use” of their song “Seven Nation Army” in a campaign video.
“Regarding the use of ‘Seven Nation Army’ in a Donald Trump campaign video, The White Stripes would like to unequivocally state that they have nothing whatsoever to do with this video,” the band said in a statement issued through Third Man Records. “They are disgusted by this association, and by the illegal use of their song.”
The White Stripes are by no means the first musical act to come out against Trump; R.E.M., Queen, The Rolling Stones, and Adele have all publicly rebuked the presidential candidate for the unauthorized use of their songs at campaign events. Other musicians, such as Bruce Springsteen, Donald Glover, The Roots, and the USA Freedom Kids, hate Trump for entirely different reasons. Don’t worry though; Trump still has Puff Daddy in his corner.
It’s unclear which ad The White Stripes are referencing; a fan-made video soundtracked by “Seven Nation Army” went viral over the summer, but it was not made by Trump’s campaign.