Trump Takes R.E.M.'s `Everybody Hurts' Off Video After Complaint

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump tweeted a video Saturday where he re-issued similar footage as yesterday, yet replaced the R.E.M. song “Everybody Hurts,” which was originally played over the video content, with “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood.

The newly issued video, showing the Democrats’ reaction to his State of the Union address, was tweeted after the president faced backlash from R.E.M. from using the song without the band’s permission. R.E.M.’s handle @remhq tweeted Friday night telling Congress and the media to "ghost this faker." Twitter later removed the video.

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