Jermaine Jackson slams Donald Trump: ‘This fool Trump …’

Photo credit: @jermjackson5/Twitter
Photo credit: @jermjackson5/Twitter

New beef alert…

Jermaine Jackson is coming for Donald Trump, after the presidential candidate botched facts about his brother, the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. In case you missed it, on Thursday, Feb. 18, Trump appeared at CNN’s Republican presidential town hall in Columbia, South Carolina where he claimed to know “the real story” behind the King of Pop.

As you may recall, Jackson died in 2009 at age 50 due to an overdose of the anesthetic Propofol, administered by his private doctor, who served two years in jail for involuntary manslaughter. Trump, 69, had said the singer was a “very good friend” who lived in his Trump Tower in New York City for a “long period of time.”

“I knew the real story of Michael Jackson,” he began. “He was an unbelievably talented guy. He lost his confidence. And he lost tremendous confidence because of, honestly, bad, bad, bad surgery…And, you know, believe it or not, when you lose your confidence in something, you can even lose your talent.” Adding, “He had people that did numbers on him that were just unbelievable, facially, and, you know, the plastic surgeons,” he added. “And, you know, believe it or not, when you lose your confidence in something, you can even lose your talent.”

As you can imagine, the GOP frontrunner’s convenient urge to comment on Jackson’s passing didn’t sit well with his family. One family member in specific, Jermaine, came to bat for his late brother tweeting, “‘Friends’ don’t pay tribute by peddling b.s. theories about Michael’s ‘loss in confidence.’ This fool Trump needs to sit down.”

“Michael’s confidence was affected by the pressures, injustice and vitriol of external circumstances. Period,” he said, adding, “Name-dropping Michael don’t make you cool and won’t win you votes. Especially when using botched facts.”

Now don’t get it twisted, Jackson and Trump were friends, continued Jermaine. But, it was Trump’s “botched surgery” talk that he didn’t “expect from a friend.”

We concur, Jermaine. We get it: Trump is an attention whore. He’ll say and do anything to maintain shock value. But, Jackson (a legend we might add) has passed. There is no reason we can think of, aside from a desire to ruffle feathers, that Trump would name-drop a man he called his “friend.” What are your thoughts on the presidential candidate’s lack of respect for his late “friend”, Michael Jackson? Sound off in the comment section below.

R. Hawkins
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