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So, It Seems Like Trump Is Obsessed With Elton John?

Donald Trump loves to make Elton John references. The most obvious example is that Trump has been referring to the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, as “Rocket Man” in multiple instances since the end of 2017. The title is obviously making reference to both the Elton John song of the same name as well as the fact that North Korea is in the process of developing nuclear weapons.

To make this even more surreal, when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left on Thursday, July 5th for the North Korea denuclearization talks, he brought with him an Elton John CD with the song “Rocket Man” on it as a gift for Kim Jong-un. There was a time in our history when this incident would be the talk of the country for weeks, but sadly this isn’t the most significant thing going on.

As Rolling Stone points out, this wasn’t even the only instance of Elton John-related content Trump has generated in the last 24 hours. He also mentioned John while speaking to a crowd in Montana.

“I have broken more Elton John records. He seems to have a lot of records, and I, by the way, I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar or an organ — no organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping. No, we’ve broken a lot of records. We’ve broken virtually every record,” Trump said. “So we break all of these records. Really, we do it without, like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical – the mouth, and hopefully the brain attached to the mouth, right? The brain. More important than the mouth is the brain. The brain is much more important.”

Such a wordsmith.

In addition to the Elton John reference, at this event Trump mocked the #MeToo movement, talked about Elizabeth Warren’s DNA, and talked about Hillary Clinton — just a regular Thursday.


Ryan Khosravi

Ryan Khosravi is a culture writer based out of New York, and his thing in the world is beating unsuspecting straight men at Super Smash Bros.

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