President Donald Trump chose an odd, but somehow fitting final message to close out his campaign — no celebrity is as good as he is.
Trump, ever-focused on his own fame and popularity, went after Lady Gaga, “Beyonsee” (a clear mispronunciation of Beyoncé), LeBron James, and even Jon Bon Jovi.
The president hammed up the singer’s name into something akin to “lay-dee GAHgah,” and he claimed that he knew some kind of dirt about the star, who was campaigning with Biden on Monday.
“Now he’s got Lady Gaga,” Trump said to a crowd at a rally on Monday. “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 about Lady Gaga.”
The Trump campaign has repeatedly attacked Lady Gaga over the last few days. For her part, the singer has reveled in making Trump angry and is scheduled to perform in support of Biden on Monday.
…As I said at the debate – “Will you remember that Texas?Pennsylvania? Ohio? New Mexico?” I will always protect American Energy and American Jobs! Get out and VOTE #MAGA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2020
That’s a pic of me in Pennsylvania when I lived in Lancaster. I LOVE THIS STATE. I’m here now! This place is filled with good hearted people—good hearted people that @JoeBiden loves. He’s a good friend. He’s the President this country needs to bring us back together. #vote #Biden pic.twitter.com/3Yo4XddYId
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 1, 2020
Trump didn’t stick to attacking Lady Gaga, though. There was a whole litany of celebs about whom he aired grievances during his rally in Avoca, Pennsylvania.
He talked about “Beyonsee” and Jay-Z. He said Jon Bon Jovi “kisses his ass” anytime they see one another. He also got the crowd to chant, “LeBron James” sucks and even mimed a bad-looking jumpshot while saying he doesn’t find basketball very fun to watch.
It was weird stuff. Just a truly strange way to finish out an election. But it was pretty on brand for Trump, who’s been obsessed with being a famous guy for years.
I’ll give Trump this: spending the last day screaming about Lady Gaga is incredibly on-brand
— miles klee 🐠 (@MilesKlee) November 2, 2020
Trump’s closing message in 2016: I’m the man to fight the globalist establishment that rules both parties.
Trump’s closing message: I’m the man to insult Lady Gaga, Jon Bon Jovi, Beyonce & Jay-Z https://t.co/qjQz8eYdno
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) November 2, 2020
Donald Trump’s galaxy brain strategy on the day before Election Day is to rant about… Lady Gaga.
Topical AND in touch with the economic depression and deadly pandemic!
— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) November 2, 2020
Anyway…in case you didn’t know (LOL) election day is tomorrow.