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Neil Young rips Donald Trump: You can’t use my song — I’m a Bernie Sanders fan

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As Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, critics quickly noticed his peculiar use of a Neil Young protest song — and so did Young himself.

Mother Jones reported that the Canadian singer was not consulted prior to Trump’s event, according to a statement from manager Elliot Roberts.

“Donald Trump’s use of ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ was not authorized,” Roberts said. “Mr. Young is a longtime supporter of Bernie Sanders.”

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The 1989 single mocked a favorite saying of George H.W. Bush following Bush’s election a year earlier, as Young remarked, “We got a thousand points of light, for the homeless man. We got a kinder, gentler, machine gun hand.”

Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont campaigning for the Democratic Party’s nomination, has not responded to Young’s statement of support.

The video for the song, as posted online, can be seen below.

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‘Where’s Melania?’ The View hosts blister first lady for ignoring ‘bully-in-chief’ Trump’s attack on Greta Thunberg

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A discussion on Donald Trump's bitter Twitter attack on 16-year-old environmentalist Greta Thunberg, after she aced him out of Time Magazine's Person of the Year, caught the attention of the panelists on The View, who hammered both the president and the first lady after they both protested the mention of their teen son Barron just weeks ago.

After co-host Joy Behar read the president's tweet from Thursday morning where he proclaimed, "So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!" she called the president out for being jealous of the teen for getting the Time magazine cover he so desperately wanted.

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Matt Gaetz probably isn’t the best to go after someone’s drug use: Internet cautions Republican Congressman

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) probably isn't the best person to make an argument against driving under the influence given his own arrests. Even Rep Hank Johnson (D-GA) cautioned against "the pot calling the kettle black," during the Thursday House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Gaetz was arrested for a DUI in 2008 on suspicion of a DUI after he refused a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer test. Just two years later he was elected to the Florida state legislature and by 2016 he was in Congress.

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Trump targets poor women at Christmas by approving Medicaid work requirements in South Carolina

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Poor women are expected to be hit the hardest after the Trump administration approved work requirements for Medicaid in South Carolina.

Earlier this year, South Carolina became one of more than a dozen states to ask President Donald Trump's administration to make working a condition of getting Medicaid, a health insurance program for poor people. South Carolina this week became the first state without Medicaid expansion to enact work requirements.

Under the plan, recipients of Medicaid would have to work, volunteer or attend school for 80 hours a month to receive benefits.

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