TMZ did an impromptu interview with up with Dee Snider on the street in LA yesterday. In the video, above, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider says he’s totally cool with Donald Trump using “We’re Not Going To Take It” as his campaign song.
Snider — who knows Trump personally after appearing more than once on “The Celebrity Apprentice” — claimed that the band is not receiving any royalties from Trump using the track.
He said, “Donald Trump is a good friend and a great guy, and I support him turning the political system on its head. The song ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ is a song about rebellion, and there’s nothing more rebellious than what Donald Trump is doing right now. Although [Democratic presidential candidate] Bernie Sanders can use it as well; he’s turning things upside down too.”
Snider continued, “I don’t necessarily agree with every single thing Donald Trump says, but I do support his spirit, his attitude, and people are just… They’ve had all they can stand and they’re not gonna take it anymore, so ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ is the perfect song.”
He also said that Donald called him in advance and asked if he could use the song. “I said, ‘Look, you’re a buddy of mine and I like what you’re doing, so go for it,'” the singer explained.
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