Biden fires “God Bless the USA” singer Lee Greenwood from National Council on the Arts

Country music star Lee Greenwood said the Biden administration has fired Lee Greenwood, whose most famous song is his rendition of “God Bless the USA”. The song was released in 1984, but became popular during the Gulf War and has become the unofficial song of American pride and military power during the nation’s two-decades-long war against terrorism.

Greenwood was appointed by President George W. Bush and remained on the council through the Obama and Trump administrations. This week, he was notified by email by the Biden administration that he would not be reappointed to the council seat which he has held for 18 years now.

“You know, it’s a six-year appointment and I was appointed by George W. Bush 43. So I served under his term. Also, President Obama’s term. Of course, President Trump’s term. And then as you know he used my song “God Bless the USA,” which is unilateral for me. It’s meant for all people, not just for a particular political party,” Greenwood told Fox and Friends. “So hearing now under the Biden administration and he’s cleaned house and finally he’s fired a patriot. I was quite shocked to tell you the truth. I didn’t get a phone call or letter. It was just an email.”

Here are Biden’s nominees for the council:

  • Fiona Prine – President of Oh Boy Records.
  • Kamilah Formbes – Executive Producer at the Apollo Theater; director of Broadway’s Soul Train.
  • Jake Shimabukuro – Asian-American ukelele player.
  • Ismael Ahmed – Co-founder of the Arab American National Museum of Dearborn, Michigan.
  • Kinan Azmeh – Clarinetist and director of the Damascus Festival Chamber Players
  • Christopher Morgan – Washington dance choreographer.
  • Constance Williams – Businesswoman, politician and chair of the board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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