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Twisted Sister singer changes tune on Trump using song

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Twisted Sister vocalist Dee Snider is having second thoughts about allowing Donald Trump to use his hair-metal anthem “We’re Not Gonna Take It” at rallies and events.

“What’s going on now is really making me question allowing the song to continue to be used,” he told host Shadrach Kabango on CBC Radio’s Q.

{mosads}“It’s very upsetting to me because I strongly disagree with his extremist positions.

“I’m really coming to the end of my road here. I really have a problem with it. It’s just gotten really ugly.”

Snider last month said that he had authorized Trump’s use of the Twisted Sister song while on the campaign trail.

But that was before Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, a plan Snider characterized as troubling.

“I know the man’s not a racist,” Snider said. “He’s a friend of mine. [But] my Donald Trump versus the public Donald Trump is very different.

“When you have white supremacy groups aligning with you, and you don’t denounce them, you don’t say, ‘Wait a minute, I’m not with these people here,’ and draw some clarity, that’s a problem for me,” the singer added.

“I have to be respectful as a friend and call him and say, ‘Listen, man, this has gotten wildly out of control.’”

Snider said he originally befriended Trump while competing in the 2012 season of the business mogul’s reality television series “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

He said Trump has changed since their time filming the program together.

“I know where he used to stand,” Snider said. “My Donald Trump is a Democrat. My Donald Trump is pro-choice. He is what they called a ‘Northeaster Republican,’ socially liberal but fiscally conservative.”

Trump has repeatedly defended his call for banning Muslims as a means of preventing jihadist terrorism on American soil.

He has also frequently feuded with musicians over his use of their songs on the campaign trail. Trump has previously clashed with R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe and singer-songwriter Neil Young over playing their songs at rallies.

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