Twitter Removes President Trump’s Nickelback Video After Band Files Copyright Claim
Donald Trump’s Nickelback video was removed from Twitter after the band filed a copyright complaint — and now the internet has officially crowned them "heroes."
On Wednesday (October 2), the president used a Nickelback meme — featuring an edited version of the Canadian rock band’s 2005 song “Photograph" — to mock former Vice President Joe Biden. In it, lead singer Chad Kroeger holds a framed photo of Biden, his son Hunter and a Ukrainian gas company board member, which is a reference to the Democratic presidential candidate knowing about Hunter's business dealings in Ukraine.
Trump included the song’s original lyrics, "Look at this photograph/ Every time I do it makes me laugh/ How did our eyes get so red?/ And what the hell is on Joey’s head?"
“LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH!” he wrote.
However, it didn't take long for Twitter to pull the video, citing “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner," meaning Nickelback or their label, Warner Media Group, must have reported it.
The clip was taken down on Twitter but is still available in full on his Instagram account... for now.
Meanwhile, Trump's tweet has since become its own viral meme.