Earlier this month, we reported that while singer Neil Young was furious about Donald Trump playing his songs at his rallies, he said that he would not sue the president because he wants him to focus on the coronavirus pandemic. Now, however, Young appears to have changed his mind, saying he may sue after all.
In a post on his official site, Young said that he is considering suing Trump after seeing the president send in federal agents to stop the violence that has overtaken cities all over the country.
“I am changing my mind about suing President Trump. Reconsidering. I’m looking at it again,” Young wrote. “There is a long history to consider and I originally considered it, deciding not to pursue. But then President Trump ordered thugs in uniform onto our streets. His idea. He ordered this himself. This is all DJT. He told them to wear camouflage, use unmarked vehicles to take people away, innocent people peacefully protesting — their constitutional right as US citizens.”
This comes weeks after Young said he would not sue Trump because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Because you are in charge of the Covid 19 response here in the USA, I will not sue you, (as certainly is my right) potentially distracting from your important work at hand protecting and saving American lives,” he wrote in a previous post.
Now, however, Young seems to be singing a different tune.
“It’s a complete disgrace, the way he [Trump] plays citizens against one another for his own political gain, saying that only cities run by Democrats are in trouble and need help,” Young wrote. “Those elected leaders asked him not to intervene. The elected representatives in all these cities and states are against Trump’s military thugs shooting people on the streets. Our military is against it. That is not their sacred mission.”
He went on to call on local police to arrest federal agents and members of the military.
“Our police should arrest these untrained thugs for breaking our laws,” Young wrote. “They have zero de-escalation training, a must-have for the job they are mishandling, so they’re totally unqualified to be there.”
Young is clearly too self-absorbed to see that whether or not he sues is not really relevant to Trump, as the president has far bigger things to deal with right now. Young can sue if he wants to, but it’s not going to impact Trump one way or another.