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Donald Trump plays Sir Elton John’s music so loudly that his staff can’t think

Josh Jackman December 4, 2017
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Donald Trump played Sir Elton John songs so loudly that his staffers were unable to hear themselves think.

On the Trump plane, during the 2016 presidential election campaign which resulted in the anti-LGBT New Yorker taking his place in the White House, Sir Elton was on full blast.

Everyone apart from Trump couldn’t concentrate on anything apart from the gay icon’s legendary voice, according to a new book by his former aides.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Sir Elton John attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation Commemorates Its 25th Year And Honors Founder Sir Elton John During New York Fall Gala at Cathedral of St. John the Divine on November 7, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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This could finally explain why Trump has repeatedly chosen to call North Korea leader Rocket Man.

He has used this nickname on Twitter and, in September, during his speech at the UN general assembly.

“Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime,” he told the global leaders.

US President Donald Trump makes his way to board Air Force One before departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, New York on December 2, 2017. Trump is returning to Washington, DC after attending fundraisers in New York. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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The revelation also shines a new light on Trump’s invitation to Sir Elton to play at his presidential inauguration in January.

Despite transition team member and future Press Secretary Anthony Scaramucci assuring reporters that Sir Elton would accept the invitation, the pop star flatly turned it down.

This was no surprise, considering that Sir Elton’s team asked Trump to stop playing his music at campaign events.

These songs included Tiny Dancer and – yep, you guessed it – Rocket Man.

US President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on December 2, 2017.  Trump is returning to Washington, DC after attending fundraisers in New York, New York. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and top aide David Bossie wrote the book, called Let Trump Be Trump and read by The Washington Post.

The title may be a reference to The West Wing episode Let Bartlet Be Bartlet.

The episode from 2000 featured a spirited discussion on whether gay people should be allowed to serve in the military.

US President Donald Trump waves from Air Force One prior to departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, December 4, 2017, as Trump travels to Salt Lake City, Utah. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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Lewandowski’s old boss moved to stop transgender people from being able to serve earlier this year, though that ban has been twice blocked.

And one of those judges, US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, ruled last week that trans people must be allowed to join the military on January 1.

US President Donald Trump walks to Air Force One prior to departure from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, December 4, 2017, as Trump travels to Salt Lake City, Utah. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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Sir Elton has previously attempted to set up a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The United States Intelligence Community has concluded that Putin’s government interfered in last year’s presidential election in favour of Trump.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07:  Sir Elton John and David Furnish attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation Commemorates Its 25th Year And Honors Founder Sir Elton John During New York Fall Gala at Cathedral of St. John the Divine on November 7, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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Sir Elton was asked what he would do if he managed to sit down with the Russian leader, whose “gay propaganda” law has led to a doubling in anti-LGBT hate attacks.

“Give us a kiss!” he responded, characteristically.

Related topics: Donald Trump, Elton John, entertainment, General Assembly, Government, Music, North Korea, Politics, pop music, president donald trump, rocket man, Trump, UK, UN, united nations, US, US

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