Steven Tyler tweeted twice on Wednesday (August 22nd) explaining the reasons behind his cease and desist letter sent to the White House regarding using Aerosmith songs at President Trump's rallies. Ultimate Classic Rock reported that Tyler took Trump to task once again for using the band's songs at his rallies. On Tuesday (August 21st), during his appearance at West Virginia's Charleston Civic Center, Aerosmith's "Livin’ On The Edge" was blasted through the arena as the crowd filed in. Tyler's letter cited the Lanham Act, which prohibits "any false designation or misleading description or representation of fact. . . likely to cause confusion. . . as to the affiliation, connection, or association of such person with another person." Tyler’s attorney maintained that playing an Aerosmith song in a public arena "gives the false impression that Tyler is endorsing Trump’s presidency." Tyler previously battled back against Trump in 2015 when he used the band's early classic "Dream On" at his rallies.

Tyler tweeted: "This is not about Dems vs. Repub. I do not let anyone use my songs without my permission. My music is for causes, not for political campaigns or rallies. Protecting copyright and songwriters is what I've been fighting for even before this current administration took office."

He went on to post: "This is one of the reasons why Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and I have been pushing the senate to pass the Music Modernization Act."