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TheChat: Neil Young is annoyed with Donald Trump

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Good morning.

▪ "Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for president of the United States of America." — a statement from Young’s management company stating that newly minted presidential candidate Donald Trump was not authorized to use Young’s “Rockin’ in The Free World” anthem to kick off his presidential campaign.

I mean, really, what did Trump expect? If he can’t get this right, what can he do?

▪ “I have given no thought to Donald Trump’s candidacy.” — Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, a Republican.

Blunt’s view mirrored that of other Capitol Hill GOPers who apparently are having trouble taking The Donald’s campaign seriously. Anyone surprised? (link courtesy of

▪  “Who the Hell is Bernie Sanders?” — the headline on a pamphlet on a table in Atlanta for the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential contender who’s off to a surprisingly fast start.

Get a load of these crowds Sanders is drawing: more than 700 in New Hampshire, more than 3,000 in Minnesota and 700 in Des Moines last week. The libs have their candidate.

▪  “If you really are about people and you want to make a difference in their lives, you’ve got to come in off the sidelines and you’ve got to be willing to fight.” — Eric Greitens, the former Navy SEAL who’s considering a run for Missouri governor.

Greitens, 41, is touring the state and made these remarks in St. Joseph. The St. Joe News-Press noted that Greitens didn’t take a lot of firm positions during his visit, though he noted that Missourians seem ready for innovative ideas. If he gets in the race, Greitens would further swell a growing field of GOP candidates eager to succeed Gov. Jay Nixon. And it looks like he will run. He continues to rake in big donations, including a $100,000 check this week from a man named Sol Barer of Mendham, N.J.