R.E.M. Hits Back at Trump for Sharing Mock-SOTU Video Featuring ‘Everybody Hurts’


President Donald Trump today shared a video made by a Twitter user mocking the looks on Democrats’ faces during his State of the Union address.

The video––which, as of this posting, is the president’s pinned tweet––features R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts,” and the band responded with a brief statement:

R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills weighed in separately, even tagging Twitter’s Jack Dorsey:

UPDATE –– 11:25 pm ET: Mills and the Twitter user who made the video ended up having this exchange:

UPDATE –– 2/16, 10:27 am ET: As of now the video is not available on Trump’s Twitter page and per CNBC, people who tried watching it earlier today saw a message that it was removed “in response to a report from the copyright holder.”

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