R.E.M. slams ‘orange clown’ Trump and Ted Cruz: ‘Go fuck yourselves’ for using our song at your rally

R.E.M. performs at the Annual Sziget Music Festival In Budapest, Hungary on Aug. 16, 2008. [Northfoto / Shutterstock.comk]
Rock band R.E.M. lashed out at Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Wednesday after Trump took the stage at a rally in Washington D.C. to the tune of one of their best-known songs.

By Arturo Garcia|RawStory

“Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you — you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men,” lead singer Michael Stipe said in a statement to The Daily Beast. “Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”

Trump and Cruz both spoke at an event protesting the White House’s proposed nuclear arms agreement with Iran, which now has enough Senate support to withstand a vote criticizing it. Trump appeared with the band’s hit, “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” playing in the background.

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