ELTON JOHN: More references in President Trump's speeches
Elton John keeps popping up in speeches by President Donald Trump.
At Thursday's rally for Montana Senate nominee Matt Rosendale, the president praised himself, telling the enthusiastic crowd, "I’ve broken more Elton John [attendance] records, and I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar, or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. This is my only musical instrument – the mouth – and hopefully the brain is attached to the mouth. The brain is so much more important."
Elton became part of the Trump vernacular during the 2016 campaign, when candidate Trump used "Rocket Man" at rallies. He later began referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as "Little Rocket Man."
In 2016, the rock legend told the Guardian, "I don’t really want my music to be involved in anything to do with an American election campaign. I’m British." Nothing that he'd "met Donald Trump, he was very nice to me," Elton separated the man from his opinions. "His political views are his own, mine are very different, I’m not a Republican in a million years."
Trump reportedly sent Kim an autographed CD of Rocket Man as a gift this week -- autographed by him, not the man with the organ. (Billboard)