Jermaine Jackson: Michael Would Have Supported Hillary
Jermaine Jackson, singer and brother to the late Michael Jackson, was ambushed by some paparazzi in an airport, and they asked him who the King of Pop would support in the Democratic race.
“Hillary,” a clearly rushed Jermaine Jackson said, repeating “hands down” after the photographer suggested it. “We’re Democrats,” he said, either choosing not to acknowledge Bernie Sanders or being completely unaware that the Vermont Senator has mounted a campaign.
The Hill reports:
Although not known for his political leanings, the “Thriller” singer performed at a 2002 voter registration drive and fundraiser sponsored by the Democratic National Committee. Former President Bill Clinton also reportedly attended the benefit.
Jermaine Jackson lashed out at Hillary Clinton’s political rival, Donald Trump, for comments the GOP White House hopeful made about the entertainer earlier this year.
Trump called Michael Jackson “a very good friend” during a February Republican town hall. “He was an unbelievably talented guy,” Trump said, but “lost tremendous confidence because of honestly bad, bad, bad surgery.”
Jermaine Jackson, a member of The Jackson 5 with his brother, tweeted at the time, “This fool Trump needs to sit down.”