Donald Trump repeatedly mispronounces Lady Gaga’s name in toe-curlingly awkward final campaign rally
During his final day on the campaign trail Donald Trump went on a bizarre rant about Lady Gaga, but it’s his pronunciation of her name that will feature in your nightmares.
Donald Trump has chosen Lady Gaga as his latest celebrity nemesis after it was announced that she would perform at a drive-in rally for Joe Biden in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Monday (2 November) to help build last-minute support for the Democratic nominee.
The Trump re-election campaign released an unintentionally hilarious statement on Sunday night (1 November) which slammed Biden for working with Lady Gaga and bizarrely described her as an “anti-fracking activist”.
But Trump was not finished. Speaking at a campaign rally in Avoca, Pennsylvania, on Monday he told the crowd: “Lady Gaga is not too good. I could tell you plenty of stories.
“I could tell you stories about Lady Gaga. I know a lot of stories. Lady Gaga.”
But it was the president’s pronunciation of her name – hard emphasis on the second “ga” – that had Twitter in meltdown.
laydee gAh gAh pic.twitter.com/JA6nLOeQkQ
— brandon ブランドン ❀ (@heartlessnneedy) November 2, 2020
Trump: “Lady GaGa is not too good. I could tell you stories about Lady GaGa.” pic.twitter.com/GFobJUypFT
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) November 2, 2020
now hes got laedi gaga..LAede gA gah is not too good ??……..i could tell you— I ?COULD TELL U PLENTY OF STORYS ABOUT LAYDEE GAGA………..læde ga ga ?
— lexie speaks fluent pig latin (@fcrevermebby) November 2, 2020
Trump also hit out at Jon Bon Jovi and Beyoncé, whose name he also managed to pronounce incorrectly, in his speech.
“Jon Bon Jovi, every time I see him he kisses my ass,” he said, and added that Biden’s campaign “had” Beyoncé (pronounced “Beyonsee”).
WHY DOES HE PRONOUNCE LADY GAGA AND BEYONCÉ LIKE THAT? ??? pic.twitter.com/xlkGKje6gG
— ✮ (@blingriah) November 2, 2020
Donald Trump used to think Lady Gaga was ‘fantastic’ and ‘amazing’.
In an even weirder twist, after some digging by Twitter users, it seems that until now Donald Trump was actually a Lady Gaga fan.
Photos and a resurfaced tweet show that Donald and Melania Trump attended a 2010 Monster Ball performance, which he described as “fantastic”.
— PapiJuicer (@PapiJuicer) November 3, 2020
— ????’? ???????? ~ met tay 8/23/19 (@BurnedDownDisco) November 2, 2020
A 2011 CNN interview also appears to show Trump claiming responsibility for Lady Gaga’s fame, after she performed at the Miss Universe pageant.
The story in question: pic.twitter.com/UGt3qCHwfW
— Gaga Now ⚡️ (@ladygaganownet) November 2, 2020
He said: “She’s a terrific person. And a great talent. But we put her on the Miss Universe contest, and to be honest with you, she was amazing. And the next day everybody wanted to know who the hell was that.”