Neil Young says he is now considering suing Trump for playing his music at events
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Rock legend Neil Young said Monday that he is now exploring the possibility of suing President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot Trump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged MORE for using his music after previously saying he believed he had no legal recourse against it.

"I am changing my mind about suing Donald Trump," Young wrote on his official website. "I am looking at it again. There is a long history to consider and I originally considered it, deciding not to pursue."

However, Young said he is giving further thought to a lawsuit after the deployment of federal officers to Portland, Ore., specifically citing a viral video of officers pepper-spraying a Navy veteran and breaking his hand.


"Trump has no respect for our military," Young wrote. "They are not to be used on the streets of America against law abiding citizens for a Political charade orchestrated by a challenged President."

"Our police should arrest these untrained thugs for breaking our laws. They have zero de-escalation training, a must have for the job they are mishandling, so they’re totally unqualified to be there,” he added.

Young is one of several musicians who have criticized the use of their songs at Trump campaign events or issued cease-and-desist letters. He most recently criticized the playing of his songs “Like a Hurricane” and “Rockin’ in the Free World” at a Mount Rushmore Independence Day event Trump attended.

"I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me," Young tweeted earlier this month. Mount Rushmore was carved into the Black Hills, which are sacred land to the Lakota, decades after the U.S. government forcibly seized the area from them.

“I am reconsidering,” Young wrote in the Monday post. “Imagine what it feels like to hear ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ after this President speaks, like it is his theme song. I did not write it for that.”