Pharrell Williams
After the politician uses 'Happy' at a rally...

Pharrell Williams has strongly condemned Donald Trump for using his song 'Happy' at a rally just hours after Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

11 people were killed during the shooting, with many more injured, an incident that shocked the globe.

Yet only hours after this Donald Trump addressed the Future Farmers of America rally in Indiana, claiming to have had a "bad hair day" as 'Happy' played in the background.

Pharrell’s attorney Howard King wrote to Donald Trump, issuing a cease and desist letter while urging the President to stop playing the single.

The Hollywood Reporter says the letter reads: "On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged ‘nationalist,’ you played his song ‘Happy’ to a crowd at a political event in Indiana".

It continues: "There was nothing ‘happy’ about the tragedy inflicted upon our country on Saturday and no permission was granted for your use of this song for this purpose."

This is far from the first time Donald Trump has been criticised by the musicians he plays at his rallies - the politician has embarked on a longstanding row with The Rolling Stones, amongst others.

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