Donald Trump news: POTUS blasts celebrities in Pennsylvania rally – ‘He kisses my a**’ | World | News
In a rally speech, the US President mentioned prominent US names such as Lady Gaga, Jon Bon Jovi, and Beyoncé, to leers and jeers from his supporters. Mr Trump said of Jon Bon Jovi: “Every time he sees me, he kisses my ass. ‘Oh, Mr President’.
“He’ll get something out of it just like everyone is. By the way, we draw much bigger crowds than these people.
“You know what happens? He’ll sing a song or two, and then he’ll leave, and the crowd will leave, and Sleepy Joe’s up there talking.”
The US-born rock musician appeared alongside Mr Trump’s main presidential rival Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden at a campaign event last month.
After playing popular songs including ‘Living on a Prayer’, Jon Bon Jovi spoke out in support of the presidential hopeful, telling reporters: “Joe knows that masks are not a sign of weakness; they’re a sign of strength.”
Meanwhile, Mr Trump took aim at US rapper Jay-Z – who in 2016 appeared at events in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Mr Trump berated the rapper for swearing on stage during one such performance.
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The president could have chosen from a long list of other celebrities who have voiced their support for Mr Biden.
These include pop star Taylor Swift, who told V Magazine: “The change we need most is to elect a president who recognizes that people of colour deserve to feel safe and represented, that women deserve the right to choose what happens to their bodies, and that the LGBTQIA+ community deserves to be acknowledged and included.”
Others include wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, actress Natalie Portman, and Tom Hanks.
Mr Trump has celebrity backing, too. These include US American football player Brett Favre, actor Jon Voight, and musicians Kid Rock and 50 Cent.
The president’s attack comes just hours before US election day, when voters go to the polls to decide who will become the next president.
Over the past couple of months, Mr Trump has been pulling energetic crowds at campaign rallies in key states.
Analysts note Joe Biden, who has consistently been ahead in most national polls, has opted for less action-packed drive-in campaign events instead, with more limited numbers.
Meanwhile, there is growing concern in cities across the US that violence could hit the streets regardless of the election’s outcome.
Last week, armed supporters of the president surrounded a Biden campaign bus, with one observer claiming they “attempted to drive it off the road”.
Meanwhile, Sky News reports citizens in the US state of Michigan are rushing to buy firearms ahead of civil unrest fears.