R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe tells Donald Trump to ‘go f*** yourself’
Michael Stipe

How he thought he was going to get away with it, we will never know, but Donald Trump used R.E.M.’s ‘It’s the End of the World as We Know It’ as theme music for his political campaign.

The incident took place at a Washington, D.C. rally, where Trump attacked President Obama’s latest nuclear deal with Iran. To be fair, the song serves the purpose well.

The joke was lost on Stipe, however, who said, via bassist Mike Mill’s Twitter:

“Go f*** yourselves, the lot of you- you sad, attention grabbing, power hungry little men. Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”

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You can hardly blame the R.E.M. frontman for being a little bit annoyed.

Trump is largely seen as a novelty candidate, and it doesn’t help that his policies mainly lead toward *cough cough* increasing his business earnings.

Stipe went on to say:

“The media and the American voters should focus on the bigger picture, and not allow grandstanding politicians to distract us from the pressing issues of the day and of the current Presidential campaign.”

While we applaud your prioritisation, Mr. Stipe, I wouldn’t worry about it. Donald Trump will not win the election. He will go back to doing The Apprentice and moaning about wind farms, and everything will return to normal again.