A campaign video posted on Twitter last week by President Trump that featured Queen’s iconic track, “We Will Rock You,” was taken down after the band’s publisher complained that Trump’s campaign was not authorized to use the song.
The clip, which the president tweeted from his account on Wednesday, featured footage of Trump speaking at rallies accompanied by the iconic song.
The tweet now reads, “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2019
A spokesperson for the band told BuzzFeed News that the video had been removed because the campaign was not authorized to use the song.
The spokesperson told Buzzfeed shortly after the video was shared earlier this week that the group had “already entered into a process to call for non-use of Queen song copyrights by the Trump campaign.”
Earlier this week, Prince’s estate slammed the president for his campaign’s use of the artist’s hit song “Purple Rain” at his recent rally in Minneapolis, where the late singer was born.
“The Prince Estate will never give permission to President Trump to use Prince’s songs,” read a tweet from the official Prince account at the time.