It's finally here: today, American citizens take to the polls to vote in the 2020 Presidential election. This time tomorrow, we should have a firm idea whether it's Donald Trump or Joe Biden who will be leading the States through the next four years.
Needless to say, both candidates have been cramming in some last minute rallying this week, with current President Donald Trump taking his campaign trail to Avoca, Pennsylvania on the eve of the election. And while standing there in front of the crowds, wearing his infamous red 'Make America Great Again' cap, Trump mysteriously managed to mispronounce several celebrity names.
First up was Lady Gaga. The singer was brought up because she was scheduled to perform at rival Joe Biden's rally in Pittsburgh that same evening. Trump told the crowds: "Now he’s got Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga... is not too good." To the sound of the audience booing, the hopeful president continued: "I could tell you plenty of stories. I could tell you stories about Lady Gaga. I know a lot of stories. Lady Gaga."
After saying Lady Gaga's name four times in quick succession, one thing was clear: Trump has an... interesting way of pronouncing 'Gaga'. Luckily, journalist Aaron Rupar managed to capture it all and share it on social media. See what we mean?
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
Noticing Trump was making a pointed effort to split the syllables in 'Gaga', people on Twitter couldn't help but comment. "Why does Trump say everything so weird... like who would have guessed he’d pronounce Lady Gaga like that?" wrote one person. "Pronounced GaGa like the baby you are @realDonaldTrump," remarked another. Ouch.
But it wasn't just Lady Gaga who got the Trump treatment. He's also got a pretty unique interpretation of the name Beyoncé. "They've got Beyoncé," said the President to his rally crowds, pronouncing it 'Beyon-see', like the sea. Huh.
Again, this one didn't go unnoticed on social media. "Did Trump pronounce Beyoncé as 'Beyonsee'?" one Twitter user queried. "On top of every other atrocity Trump committed, now he can't even pronounce BEYONCE correctly?! VOTE HIM OUT," urged another.
And in the final, arguably most awkward slip up of the night, Donald Trump welcomed a performer to the stage at Avoca. "He's one of the big superstars of the world," teased the president, before announcing: "Little Pimp!"
Except, the actual name of the artist playing was Lil Pump. So, yeah. That happened.
Trump calls Lil Pump on stage but mistakenly calls him "Little Pimp" pic.twitter.com/CAAAtkvIr7
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 3, 2020
Luckily, Lil Pump aka Lil Pimp seemed to find the humour in the error, and has since proceeded to fill his entire Twitter timeline with retweets about the mix-up.
Oh crikey. Time for a rest, maybe, Donald?
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