Donald Trump has been widely mocked after playing Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s ‘Fortunate Son’ when arriving at a campaign rally in Michigan.
Singer John Fogerty previously said of the track: “The song speaks more to the unfairness of class than war itself.
It’s the old saying about rich men making war and poor men having to fight them.”.
But there is a certain irony in Trump playing the track as he arrived on Thursday evening (September 10), given his dubious association with the conflict.
“Fortunate Son” plays as Trump de-planes, an entry for the “nobody listened to the lyrics” hall of fame. pic.twitter.com/fJBPI7CxGQ — Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) September 10, 2020.
Trump was originally deemed medically fit for military service in July 1968, after the last of four consecutive student deferments came to an end.
It which was made permanent some 4 years later – with Trump claiming to have been diagnosed with bone spurs. »