Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe recalled the time he informed Donald Trump to close up throughout an look on “The Late Present” Thursday. (See the video above.)
The longer term president was, not surprisingly, being impolite and attempting to impress a feminine companion, Stipe mentioned. However Trump’s response was shocking.
“As a result of the Night time” singer Patti Smith was performing in a profit live performance at Joe’s Pub in Manhattan within the late 1990s, Stipe informed host Stephen Colbert. Stipe and a good friend arrived late to the intimate venue to assist Smith and have been seated in a VIP overflow sales space.
Then a “large loud man” got here in with a lady, sat subsequent to Stipe and his good friend, and stored speaking throughout Smith’s set. Lastly, Stipe had sufficient. He mentioned he informed Trump:
Excuse me, that’s my good friend. And you need to cease speaking. … Cease! … What are you doing? Shut up.
“The man obtained up and left. He walked out. He took his date, who he was clearly attempting to choose up, and left the membership.”
Stipe had performed the anecdote for suspense, not mentioning Trump’s title till the tip. Nevertheless it was fairly clear he was speaking about Trump from the get-go.
Earlier within the Colbert interview, Stipe mentioned the band’s battle to get Trump to cease utilizing R.E.M.’s music at rallies.
“It’s a licensing downside and there’s nothing we will do besides respectfully request that he not,” Stipe defined.
Quick-forward to the 5:30 mark above for the “shut up” Trump phase.
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