Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY
Published 7:54 a.m. ET May 14, 2020 | Updated 5:59 p.m. ET May 14, 2020
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Guns N’ Roses are making a statement with their latest merchandise.
The hard rock band shared a tweet Wednesday with a new t-shirt that mocks President Donald Trump.
On the black shirt, bold letters read “Live N’ Let Die with COVID 45” in yellow and red text.
COVID-19 is the official name of the novel coronavirus that has caused a pandemic, killing more than 297,000 people and infecting more than 4.3 million worldwide as of Thursday. In the United States, there are now more than 84,000 deaths and almost 1.4 million confirmed cases.
The “19” is replaced with a “45” on the shirt in reference to the 45th president.
The shirts are available for pre-order at $25 and are for a charitable cause. According to their website, 100% of new proceeds will be donated to MusiCares, a charitable foundation that provides resources to music people in times of need that has set up a fund to help with COVID relief efforts.
The jab at Trump comes a week after the president visited a factory making face masks in Arizona, where the song “Live N’ Let Die” played loudly in the background. Trump was not wearing a mask himself.
Last week the band’s frontman Axl Rose also tweeted about the Trump administration.
Rose also retweeted a message from presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“Donald Trump just doesn’t understand: We have an economic crisis because we have a public health crisis — and we have a public health crisis because he failed to act,” Biden’s tweet reads.
Guns N’ Roses aren’t the only celebrities speaking out against the president.
Alec Baldwin, who plays Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” slammed the president in a tweet alluding to coronavirus on March 31. “The virus in the US began in January of 2017. The vaccine arrives in November,” he wrote.
Bette Midler, another vocal Trump critic, aimed her frustrations towards the president and his policies on March 12.
“So…what possessed Trump to dismantle the US Pandemic Response team put in place by #Obama, for just such an event as the one we are living through now? #JEALOUSY!” she tweeted.
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