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Donald Trump probably should rock on without the Rolling Stones

You might catch Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards at the Le Festival d'ete de Quebec but probably not at the Trump rally at Clemson University on Wednesday night.
You might catch Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards at the Le Festival d'ete de Quebec but probably not at the Trump rally at Clemson University on Wednesday night. Associated Press

I could point the Republican Party to a playlist of obscure, but copyright free, blues songs.

Or perhaps Republicans should, as Elton John suggested, "ask Ted f------ Nugent? Or one of those f------ country stars."

I'm sure there are plenty, well some, a few perhaps ... at least one rock star who's a Republican. But the GOP, and Donald Trump in particular, seem to taking a shot in the dark when it comes to finding walk-on music for the candidates.

The Rolling Stones are the latest to tell the Trump folks that they forgot to ask permission to use their songs. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" was played to distraction at the two Trump events I attended. "Sympathy for the Devil," has also been played, the Daily Best says. So has "Brown Sugar."

Someone laboring the peel away the label of misogyny might want to reconsider a song with the line "Hear him whip the women just around midnight."

The Stones, maybe they get the joke, haven't asked The Donald to knock it off. Yet. But their allegiance is clear.

Can you imagine President Trump? The worst nightmare,” Guitarist Keith Richards said in Billboard.

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