Musician and songwriter Chrissie Hynde (Getty Images)
(CNSNews.com) — Rock musician Chrissie Hynde, who formed The Pretenders band in 1978, wrote an open letter to President Donald Trump on Monday stating that her late father, a World War II veteran, “would have enjoyed your presidency,” and would have been “delighted” to have seen Trump award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh during the State of the Union speech.
Hynde, who has had multiple top music hits such as “Back on the Chain Gang” and “Talk of the Town,” is a liberal on some issues, including animal rights. But in her letter to the president she said America is a place where people can disagree without getting “your head chopped off.”
Hynde also explained the purpose of the letter was to ask the president to assist in the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who currently is in a British jail and faces extradition to the United States. Hynde said she believes Assange has “been duly punished” over the last 10 years and “should now be set free.”
She posted the Feb. 17 letter on Twitter and it reads,