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The White Stripes battle Trump with new T-shirt
 

By GARY GRAFF
Digital First Media, @GraffonMusic

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Detroit's White Stripes haven't worked together since 2011.

But the duo is united again to wage a bit of war against Republic presidential candidate Donald Trump.

After Trump used the group's 2007 hit "Seven Nation Army" in a campaign video, Jack White and Meg White released a statement earlier this week saying that "The White Stripes would like to unequivocally state that they have nothing whatsoever to do with this video. They are disgusted by this association and by the illegal use of their song."

Now the group has released a red T-shirt emblazoned on the front with the words Icky Trump, a play on its 2007 song and album title "Icky Thump." The back of the shirt features an eight-line message hammering some of Trump's campaign rhetoric: "White Americans? What?/Nothing Better to do?/Why don't you kick yourself out?/You're an immigrant too/Who's using who?/What should we do?/Well, you can't be a pimp/And a prostitute, too."

The shirts are being sold via White's Third Man Records, thirdmanrecords.com.

The campaign was apparently made and distributed by Trump supporters and not a product of the Trump campaign. Reports indicate it has since been removed from the Internet.

Web Site: www.thirdmanrecords.com

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