Friday, June 14, 2024

Donald Trump Compares the End of His Press Conference to an Elton John Concert Encore: “Madman Across the Water”


Donald Trump clearly loves Elton John, which the rock star artist probably is not thrilled about. Just now he compared ending a press conference to going out on a high note “like an Elton John concert.” Trump also previously dubbed Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man” from Elton’s song.

The president of the United States said, ” “Ya ever see Elton John he said if the song is good get out of there but then they come back for an encore and it’s not as good. People leave and say that wasn’t a very good concert. But lets take another one.”

Well, someone had better save our lives tonight. Trump’s 90 minute press conference was utter lunacy. And I used to watch Richard Nixon announce the bombing of Cambodia or insist he wasn’t a crook. This Trump operetta beats Nixon hands down.

One Twitter user wrote: “Urgent text from my dad, who is watching this Trump presser (and who, for context, used to edit Elton John‘s fan magazine, and never uses exclamation points): “Elton never said that!!! His concerts are very structured.”

True, Elton knows exactly what his encores are going to be, and they are planned. It is hoped Trump will have no encore, if he even makes it to the third part of his show. Much of the audience has already left.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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