NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:32 AM
R.E.M. (from l.: Mike Mills, Michael Stipe and Peter Buck) have expressed their displeasure at Donald Trump’s use of their song at a rally against the White House’s deal with Iran. The rock group disbanded amicably in September 2011.
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Trump took to the stage in Washington to “It’s the End of the World As We Know It.”
Seems that R.E.M. song didn’t go out to the one they love.
Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday took the stage at a Washington rally to R.E.M.’s classic “It’s the End of the World As We Know It” — and Mike Mills, a founding member of the liberal Athens, Ga.-based group, made clear via Twitter that he wasn’t feeling fine about the candidate’s association with the song.
“Cease and desist,” Mills dryly responded to tweets asking how he felt about his music ushering The Donald onto the stage at a rally against the White House’s deal with Iran.
“Personally, I think the Orange Clown will do anything for attention. I hate giving it to him,” Mills tweeted.
The group also issued a response on its Facebook page, noting that media and voters should “not allow grandstanding politicians to distract us from the pressing issues of the day and of the current Presidential campaign.”
A Trump campaign rep had no immediate response.