Donald Trump has attacked the celebrity status of his Presidential rival Hillary Clinton’s star backers.
Democrat candidate Clinton recently attended a gala fundraiser in Hollywood, where she met party supporters including Jennifer Aniston, Tobey Maguire and Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun. It was hosted by Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.
Others to back Clinton’s bid for the Presidency include Beyonce, Katy Perry and Leonardo DiCaprio.
But, in a speech in Florida, Trump claimed that the celebrity status of Clinton’s backers is fading. He said: “Her supporters have very little enthusiasm. The only people enthusiastic about her campaign are Hollywood celebrities. In many cases, celebrities that aren’t very hot anymore.”
Trump’s celebrity backers include Clint Eastwood, Scott Baio, Jon Voight, Dennis Rodman, Kirstie Alley, Mike Tyson and Stephen Baldwin.
Controversy-addicted wingnut Trump has been shunned by many musicians whose music he has played at his campaign rallies. The Rolling Stones, Adele, Queen, Neil Young, REM and Aerosmith all issued bans on Trump playing their music again.
The latest polls show Clinton has the backing of 46% of US voters, compared to 41% backing Trump. However, at this stage of the 2004 election, Democrat candidate John Kerry had a similar lead over George W Bush before losing. Voting day is on November 8.