A pro-Donald Trump video that he retweeted on Saturday was removed after complaints that a cover of the Linkin Park song “In The End” was used without the artists’ permission.
The soundtrack of the video was a version of the song by Fleurie, Jung Youth and Tommee Profitt; it begins quietly and ominously, with flashes of Democrats cast in grayscale color filters. Then the energy of the song picks up, and the video shows clips of Trump rallies, factories, fighter jets and the president at the Lincoln Memorial. It was apparently made by Trump supporters and posted on Twitter, The New York Post reported.
The song was first released in 2002 by Linkin Park. The band’s late frontman, Chester Bennington, often attacked the president, declaring in 2017 that “Trump is a greater threat to the USA than terrorism.”
You can still see the video here:
The tweet originally sharing the video now reads, “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.”
Jung Youth blasted Trump’s use of the song for his “propaganda video” in a tweet Saturday, saying “Everyone who knows me know I stand firmly against bigotry and racism.”
He thanked everyone on Twitter who “helped get the video taken down.”
Linkin Park fans also expressed anger that the song was being used to promote Trump.