Donald Trump: You Can't Always Get What You Want plays after RNC speech
Donald Trump closed the longest GOP presidential acceptance speech in recent times with the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
Trump has featured the track during his campaign, even drawing the ire of the Rolling Stones earlier this year. “The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately,” a spokesperson for the band said in a statement.
Those words, nor the irony of playing “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” during a Republican National Convention that was often quite divided — on Wednesday, for example, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) refused to endorse Trump from the stage and was summarily booed — was not lost on viewers. Social media exploded after Trump’s speech as the song played, with many mocking the Republican presidential nominee for the song choice.
In the wake of the song choice, Google noted there was a 550 percent spike in searches for “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
Trump’s speech was also criticized by members of the Hollywood community for its content, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rashida Jones, and more speaking out.
See video of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” below.