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COFFEE BREAK | Donald Trump Humiliates Himself By Saying He's "Good Friends" With Pavarotti

By Michael Vincent on April 20, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump makes a fool of himself at a press conference by mispronouncing Verdi and lying about being "good friends" with Pavarotti.
U.S. President Donald Trump makes a fool of himself at a press conference by mispronouncing Verdi and lying about being “good friends” with Pavarotti.

President Donald Trump was at the White House today for a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

“Through the ages, your country has been a beacon of artistic and scientific achievement,” Trump said with the help of a teleprompter.

“From Venice to Florence, from Verdi to Pavarotti — friend of mine. Great friend of mine…”

Pavarotti has been dead for 10 years. And his pronunciation of “Verdi” is… well… just watch the video:

 

Read the full story behind Trump and Pavarotti’s friendship, HERE.

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Michael Vincent has worked as a senior editor for La Scena Musicale and web editor for Norman Lebrecht. On January 21, 2014, he went to lunch and left as the publisher of Musical Toronto. Later that year he found himself as a freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star, the former employer of his favourite author Ernest Hemingway. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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