Trump tweets video mocking sour-faced Dems at his SOTU

Musicians Michael Stipe and Peter Buck of R.E.M. performs at South By Southwest

Musicians Michael Stipe and Peter Buck of R.E.M. performs at South By Southwest

"Yesterday afternoon President Trump tweeted out a video created by a self described "Sarcastic Memesmith" who had recently won a meme contest on Alex Jones" Infowars.

The video features the ubiquitous song "Everbody Hurts" by R.E.M. overlaid on footage from the State of the Union address.

R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills took notice of the use of his band's song in the video that Trump tweeted Friday.

This isn't the first time R.E.M. has tussled with Trump over use of its music.

After the meme was retweeted by Trump himself, members of the band - which broke up in 2011 - took to Twitter to insist it be taken down. "Measures have been taken to stop it. @jack you need to get on this", he tweeted, calling out Twitter honcho Jack Dorsey.

Now, it seems as though one band has done the impossible, with R.E.M. managing to silence Donald Trump's musical usage and his Twitter account.

However, R.E.M. did not see the amusing side of this Tweet, imploring their followers to get the video removed.

The clip was removed from the President's account but can still be found elsewhere. Congress, Media-ghost this faker!

By Saturday morning, Twitter users were reportedly unable to play the video. Greenwood performed the 1984 country anthem at Trump's 2017 inauguration. In 2016, they licensed a previously unreleased live version of that track for "30 Songs, 30 Days", an online anti-Trump song series.

"Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you - you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men".

Trump has drawn criticism for using copyrighted content before: The Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" was often used at the end of Trump campaign rallies and has been used at Trump events since he became president.

The president has angered several artists by using their music.

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