Luciano Pavarotti

The POTUS made once more a fool of himself, claiming that Luciano Pavarotti is a great friend of his. In a press conference with the Prime Minister of Italy, Paolo Gentiloni, Trump said: « Through the ages your country has been a beacon of artistic and scientific achievement. That continues today. From Venice to Florence to Verdi to Pavarotti – friend of mine. Great friend of mine. »

Well, why could he know that Pavarotti died nearly ten years ago, since last summer, during the campaign, his team let Pavarotti sing Puccini’s Nessun Dorma. The Trump team did so without permission and was summoned by Pavarotti’s family to stop using this recording.

The family’s statement said that « the values of brotherhood and solidarity which Luciano Pavarotti expressed throughout the course of his artistic career are entirely incompatible with the worldview offered by the candidate Donald Trump. »

And according to The Guardian Pavarotti once gave such a dreary performance at one of Trump’s Atlantic City casinos that Trump demanded Pavarotti return his fee for the event.

Great friend, indeed.

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