HuffPo reporter Yashar Ali later noted that the video was no longer available to view.
Before the video was taken down, R.E.M. and Mills did a little Trump trolling on Twitter, referencing the band's song "World Leader Pretend". Four years ago, R.E.M. railed against conservative figures who use their music without permission. I tweet and meme in support of Donald Trump. On Twitter, the musician said that "measures have been taken to stop it". Trump tweeted out a two-minute clip of his State of the Union featuring the sour, exasperated faces of Democrats set to the tune "Everybody hurts" by REM. "World Leader PRETEND! Congress, Media-ghost this faker!"
Soon the video that was pinned on top of Donald Trump's page read: "This video has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder." when one tried to play the video.
On Friday afternoon, hours after he held a press conference outside the White House to announce he was declaring a national emergency (even though he didn't need to) the president tweeted a parody State of the Union video in an effort to mock Democrats.
R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills took notice of the use of his band's song in the video that Trump tweeted Friday.
A-hole is an accurate description of Trump, not only do his policies, language and behavior scream "I'm an a-hole", but his mouth resembles a sphincter.
"You are a fraud, a charlatan, and a con man".
This not the first time the USA president's tweet has been taken down on a social media platform.