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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

VIDEO: He had him confused with Ted Nugent

To watch Pavarotti's amazing last performance of "Nessun Dorma" at the 2006 Olympics on YouTube:

Is The Donald really this oblivious to the entire world? And history? And, well, everything?

Two and a half months after embarrassing himself by implying that Frederick Douglass was still alive, he embarrasses himself by dropping the name of yet another famous person who has passed away – Luciano Pavarotti.

He didn’t just imply that Pavarotti is still living today (he died of pancreatic cancer ten years ago). 

While he and Italy’s prime minister held a joint press conference, he must have decided to praise Italy for the gift of Pavarotti (or rather, he decided to use Pavarotti to puff himself up and appear more superior) by saying:
“Pavarotti, friend of mine, great friend of mine.”
First off, as stated before, Pavarotti is no longer gracing the world with his amazing tenor voice. 

But it’s also not likely that Pavarotti was any friend of Trump’s at all.

Trump repeatedly used a recording of him singing Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma” during his campaign, and his family asked Trump to stop. “Nessun Dorma” means “None Shall Sleep,” and Pavarotti’s rendition has a climax where he sings “Vincero” three times, which means “I will win.”

We all know how Trump likes to “win.”

“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.”
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Trump may well have met Pavarotti at some point, but one would think that, if they had been great friends, he would have at least been able to act like he knew Pavarotti was gone.

The family may also have taken that into account regarding the use of Pavarotti’s aria at rallies if it were true.

So not only did he again demonstrate that he doesn’t know a damn thing about anything that goes on, and he likely lied about being great friends with that man. Pavarotti was a great man. Trump is an insecure, pathetic fraction of a man.

Author Rika Christensen is an experienced writer and loves debating politics. Engage with her and see more of her work by following her on Facebook and Twitter.