To President Donald Trump, size matters.
He made that clear again during a rally in Montana on Thursday night, where he compared his pull to that of Elton John and his organ. Trump complained that he is not heralded as a great speaker, asking then, “Why the hell do so many people come?”
“I have broken more Elton John records. He seems to have a lot of records. And I, by the way, I don’t have a musical instrument. I don’t have a guitar or an organ. No organ. Elton has an organ. And lots of other people helping,” Trump told his supporters.
“No, we’ve broken a lot of records. We’ve broken virtually every record. Because you know, look, I only need this space. They need much more room. For basketball, for hockey, for all the sports, they need a lot of room. We don’t need it. We have people in that space. So we break all of these records. But really we do it without like, the musical instruments. This is the only musical: The mouth. And hopefully the brain, attached to the mouth. Right? The brain, more important than the mouth, is the brain. The brain is much more important.”
Trump has called himself an Elton John fan in the past, and has used his song “Rocket Man” at rallies in the past. He has also reportedly sent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to North Korea with a CD bearing Trump’s signature and featuring the song to give to Kim Jong Un. Trump has been known to insult the North Korean leader by calling him “Little Rocket Man.”
John, who performed at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser, has made clear he is not a Trump supporter. After Trump won, John was forced, through a publicist, to deny a false claim made by Anthony Scaramucci that he would perform at the inauguration.
At that same Montana rally on Thursday, Trump also mocked the “Me Too” movement, as well as Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s claims of Native American ancestry, calling her “Pocahontas,” as he has done numerous times in the past.
Trump said if he faced Warren, who is being discussed as a possible 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on a debate stage, he would throw her a DNA testing kit. He added that he would “have to do it gently because we’re in the #MeToo generation, so we have to be very gentle.”
He made a throwing motion, reports The Washington Post, and added he “we will very gently take that kit, and we will slowly toss it, hoping it doesn’t hit her and injure her arm.”
More than a dozen women have come forward to accuse Trump of sexual assault or harassment, all of which he has denied.