“America has had 45 Presidents, but never before have we had one that is completely indifferent to the truth. Donald Trump makes Richard Nixon look like Diogenes”. – Denis Hayes (Coordinator of the first Earth Day)
In case you missed it, here is Donald Trump claiming, in the present tense, to be good friends with Pavarotti.
As the Independent pointed out however, Pavarotti’s widow and family had other ideas on the matter, had asked him to stop using Pavarotti’s Nessun Dorma at Trump rallies and released this statement…
“As members of his immediate family, we would like to recall that the values of brotherhood and solidarity which Luciano Pavarotti expressed throughout the course of his artistic career are entirely incompatible with the world view offered by the candidate Donald Trump”.
Finally, the Independent also noted something about their relationship…
The apparent tensions between Mr Trump and Mr Pavarotti reportedly started before his death, in 2002, when the New York billionaire hired the opera legend for a concert at one of his Atlantic City casinos. After a lackluster performance from the ageing singer, Mr Trump demanded a refund.
Due to a large quantity of people I’m going to interview soon being on holiday, just to keep things ticking over, episode 147 of the Scottish Independence Podcast is a few interesting clips pulled from here and there that you may have missed.
Sharon is not a native Scot, but came to the country and got involved in politics on the Yes side of the Indy debate.
We talked about those decisions and her reasons for them. We also discussed disability issues in the UK and Scotland as, due to family circumstances and her work, she has a good knowledge of the subject. Furthermore, as someone not from Scotland originally, she provides an interesting perspective on the Scottish cringe. Finally, and at the risk of giving away where she comes from, we had a wee natter about Trump.