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Dee Snider OKs Donald Trump using "We're Not Gonna Take It"

If you're at tonight's rally for Donald Trump in Macon and hear the 1980s power classic "We're Not Gonna Take it," rest assured The Donald is blasting the tune with Dee Snider's blessing.

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"He called and he asked, which I appreciated," the Twisted Sister frontman told Canadian Business last week. "I said, ‘Look, we don’t see eye to eye on everything—there are definitely issues that we’re far apart on.’ But thinking back to when I wrote the song and what the song is about, it’s about rebellion, speaking your mind and fighting the system. If anybody’s doing that, he sure is."

Snider joined the cast of Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" for a season in 2012 and learned a lot.

"What I learned from him: Take credit for everything and put your name on it," Snider said. "It’s Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale, The House of Hair with Dee Snider, Dee Snider’s Strangeland."

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The two may not agree on all topics but they are friends, Snider continued.

"I don’t think either of us expected that we would like each other, but you know, Donald Trump is a pretty chill guy," he told Canadian Business. "He’s a frontman. When that camera goes on, he furls his brow, he does his thing. Off-camera he’s very self-deprecating. He makes jokes about being too orange and about his hair."

Here's a clip announcing the "Celebrity Apprentice" season that featured Snider:

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