Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Woody Guthrie Despised Fred Trump

Woody Guthrie's lost lyrics about Fred Trump

In 1950, Woody Guthrie leased an apartment from a developer named Trump. The Trump that Woody Guthrie was acquainted with was not the beloved Donald, but rather the Donald's father, Fred. Guthrie wrote that Fred Trump was a bigot who would not rent to African-Americans. Guthrie's dislike for Trump was so intense that he wrote an additional verse for his song "Ain't Got No Home" about Fred Trump, but it was never published. The link will take you to NPR's "All Things Considered" segment dealing with this forgotten snippet of revealing history first aired on January 22, 2016.


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