Trump and Aretha

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Old Man Jingles, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Snopes

    Did Aretha Franklin ‘Work for’ Donald Trump on Numerous Occasions?
    Remarking on the Queen of Soul's passing in August 2018,
    President Trump said, "She worked for me on numerous occasions."

    During her long career, singer Aretha Franklin was occasionally contracted to perform at Trump-owned venues such as Trump Castle, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino, and Trump International Hotel and Tower.
     
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    I’m sure he personally hired her each time..............
     
  3. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Now Trump prefers to hire Foreign H-2B workers for Mar-a-Lago. Hypocrite!
     
  4. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Can't imagine an event she'd perform at that he wouldn't be there. Doesn't mean he handled the booking.
     
  5. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    And the Trump Organization hired and Paid her.

    I put this out there to see if any left-wing goobers would try and say , "He didn't hire her personally."
    No :censored2: Leroy!
     
  6. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    Classic Trump.
    No matter what happens, he feels the overwhelming compulsion to make it all about himself.
    Total narcissist.
     
  7. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    It’s just a very strange thing to say in a memorial remark. Dude is in decline.
     
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  8. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    So Foreign H-2B workers are doing all the performing instead of American singers like Aretha? Bastard!
     
  9. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    MAGA. Hire foreigners to save a few bucks. Hypocrite.
     
  10. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Bastard!
     
  11. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    to think she willingly worked for a racist
     
  12. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Aretha at a Trump event:
    Ooo your kisses, sweeter than honey.
    And guess what? So is YOUR money!
     
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  13. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member


    but but Aretha was a civil rights fighter surely she would know and never work for a racist?
     
  14. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

  15. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    That is a very common situation with Black performers of her time period.
    They were often stiffed if they didn’t get paid up front.
    Ray Charles, Chuck Berry and many other Black performers required payment up front.
     
  16. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    so there is nothing unusual about Aretha doing the same?
     
  17. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Par for the course.

    I didn’t expect the youngsters to know that.
     
  18. pickup

    pickup Most corrupt moderation, EVER!

    And Ray Charles still got screwed because sometimes they paid him with singles and told him they were twenties.
     
  19. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    That’s before he got an assistant.
    My parents were blind so I was their verifier.
    I folded their paper money for them.
    They never had anything bigger than a $20.
     
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  20. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    She was the Queen of the civil rights movement back in her early days.
    A very positive front person for the effort.