Twitter Removes Video That Trump Tweeted After Copyright Complaint

Twitter Removes Video That Trump Tweeted After Copyright Complaint

Mills exploded with anger when he saw the shared video on Friday and demanded Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey take it town.

On Friday afternoon, hours after he held a press conference outside the White House to announce he was declaring a national emergency (even though he didn't need to) the president tweeted a parody State of the Union video in an effort to mock Democrats.

"Winning?" taunted bassist Mike Mills when the video was removed. The clip, created by Trump-supporting meme-maker Carpe Donktum, showed Democratic lawmakers like Senators Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris looking stoic during the President's State of the Union address. It was all soundtracked by R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts".

The video included a watermark on the bottom bearing the Twitter handle @CarpeDonktum. Meme away, folks. But that takes nothing away from what a fraudulent con man @realDonaldTrump is.

This is not the first run-in between the President and the highly-successful rock band.

Trump and other presidential candidates were issued with a legal warning to stop using the trackIt's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) after launching their presidential bid in 2015.

And their complaints did not go ignored as the video was promptly taken down by Saturday morning after Mills and the band's publisher Universal Music Publishing Group complained citing copyright infringement.

Mills tagged Trump in a tweet reflecting his outrage. Four years ago, R.E.M. railed against conservative figures who use their music without permission. "Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign", tweeted the band's frontman, Michael Stipe, at the time.

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