President Trump on Monday trashed pop star Lady Gaga, rocker Jon Bon Jovi and music megastar Beyoncé — whose name he pronounced “Beyonsee” — for supporting Democratic rival Joe Biden.
“He’s got Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga, I could tell you plenty of stories. I could tell you stories about Lady Gaga, I know a lot of stories,” Trump told an election-eve crowd in Scranton, Penn.
Lady Gaga will host a “drive-in” rally for Biden on Monday night in Pittsburgh, Bon Jovi hosted a pro-Biden concert in eastern Pennsylvania last month. Beyoncé, meanwhile, just endorsed Biden on Monday.
Trump said in Scranton: “Jon Bon Jovi, every time I see him he kisses my ass. ‘Oh, oh, Mr. President.’ But he’ll get to get something out of it, just like everyone is.”
The president, trailing Biden nationally but drawing closer in most swing-state polls, told thousands of supporters, “We draw much bigger crowds than these people.” He said crowd size was a more valuable gauge of support than professional polls.
“But you know what happens? He’ll sing a song or two, and then he will leave, and the crowd will leave and sleepy Joe is up there talking,” Trump said.
“That happened to Hillary, too, right? They got Beyonsee and they got Jay-Z, right? Jay-Z, and he started using the f-word — do you remember? — in front of this crowd and it was unbelievable. He was using the f-word, f-word, f-word, and the crowd was going … And then they left and the crowd left. And Hillary was standing on the stage with an empty place and she was taking. And she lost and people were surprised.”
Trump contrasted the crowd sizes for Biden, who has campaigned little due to the COVID-19 pandemic and limits events to a small number of socially distanced attendees, to his own.
“When you look at these crowds that we’re getting, there’s never been anything like it. This is just not the crowds — this is your ultimate poll — this is not the crowds of a second place finish,” Trump said.
Trump has his own growing roster of celebrity support. Miami rapper Lil Pump on Monday endorsed the president. On Thursday, rapper Lil Wayne met with Trump and got behind his “Platinum Plan” to support black Americans during a second term.
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