George Harrison Estate: ‘Offensive’ To Play ‘Here Comes The Sun’ At RNC

July 22, 2016 6:38 a.m.

The estate of Beatles legend George Harrison didn’t take a particularly sunny view of Donald Trump’s acceptance of the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday.

In a tweet, the estate wrote that the use of “Here Comes The Sun,” which played as Ivanka Trump walked out on stage to introduce her father, was “offensive” and “against the wishes” of the deceased musician’s estate.

To underscore the point, the estate followed up with a tweet saying it might have approved of the campaign’s use of “Beware of Darkness.”

That wasn’t the only song choice to cause a stir on the convention’s closing night. Trump, a divisive major party nominee who has single-handedly stoked deep fault lines in the GOP, walked off the convention floor to the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

Like Adele, R.E.M., Aerosmith, Neil Young, and several other major artists, the Stones have asked Trump to stop using their songs at his public appearances.

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