Rock legend John Fogerty isn’t lending much credence to this song selection.
The “Creedence Clearwater Revival” frontman said in a video he posted to social media on Friday that he found it “confounding” that President Trump used his anti-Vietnam War anthem “Fortunate Son” during a rally.
The 72-year-old songwriter, a veteran, said he wrote the searing song in 1969 to target the hypocrisy of flag-waving Americans who cower when the time comes to serve.
“Back in those days we still had a draft," Fogerty said. “And something I was very upset about was the fact that people of privilege, in other words rich people or people that had position, could use that to avoid the draft.”