Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump for using their songs at rallies

The Rolling Stones are threatening legal action against President Trump for using their songs at his rallies despite previous cease-and-desist directives over the tunes.

The rockers said Sunday their legal team has joined with music rights organization BMI to stop the use of their material in Trump’s reelection campaign.

“The BMI have notified the Trump campaign on behalf of the Stones that the unauthorized use of their songs will constitute a breach of its licensing agreement,” the Stones said.

“If Donald Trump disregards the exclusion and persists, then he would face a lawsuit for breaking the embargo and playing music that has not been licensed.’’

The move comes after the Trump campaign played the 1969 song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” to close out his rally earlier this month in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Trump has previously played the classic tune at events, prompting the group to complain about the use of its music during his 2016 campaign.

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