The band Linkin Park has issued a cease and desist letter after their song “In the End” was used in a pro-Trump video. The video was posted on Saturday and then later deleted by both President Donald Trump and the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino

Linkin Park took to Twitter to make a statement that read, “Linkin Park did not and does not endorse Trump, nor authorize his organization to use any of our music. A cease and desist has been issued.”

The recording that was used in the video was a cover of the song sung by Jung Youth. The artist also tweeted his response on July 18. He said, “Earlier today I found out that trump illegally used a cover song that I am part of in a propaganda video which he tweeted…anyone who knows me knows I stand firmly against bigotry and racism. Much love to everyone in the twitter community who helped get the video taken down fr!!”

In 2017 after Trump was elected, the former lead singer of Linkin Park Chester Bennington wrote, “I repeat….. Trump is a greater threat to the USA than terrorism!! We have to take back our voices and stand for what we believe in.” Bennington passed away later that year.

Other artists had previously expressed that they did not want their music played in relation to Trump. Singer Neil Young wrote, “I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me,” when his song was played at a Trump rally at Mount Rushmore.

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