Woody Guthrie hated (Fred) Trump


#1

Just came across this story that’s worth bringing up again. It reveals that the great American songwriter Woody Guthrie was no fan of the Trump family. According to the story, Trump was Guthrie’s landlord and a racist because he would not rent to people of color.

“I suppose Old Man Trump knows
Just how much Racial Hate
he stirred up In the bloodpot of human hearts
When he drawed that color line
Here at his eighteen hundred family project,” Guthrie wrote.

He also reworked one of his songs “I Ain’t Got No Home Anymore” against Trump. You can hear a cover of the reworked version at the YouTube link.

https://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/01/25/woody-guthrie-sang-of-his-contempt-for-his-landlord-donald-trumps-father/?fbclid=IwAR34mM7SNj11HZWKKjRtcVzfDjkwE5TkPiTtc_lexLCh57vLfjHVM4BL3Ug


#2

That tracks.


#3

Great that someone like Woody Guthrie couldn’t stand a Trump.


#4

Like father like son