Did Billy Joel Really Give Trump a ‘Very Kind Shoutout’ at His New York City Concert?

Donald Trump appeared to misconstrue an apparent joke Billy Joel made on him as a compliment Friday night.

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, tweeted out that he had received word the legendary singer “gave a very kind shoutout” to him at his Madison Square Garden concert.

The problem? The “shoutout” Joel gave Trump appeared to be a joke aimed at him.

Before Joel played his famous hit “The Entertainer,” he dedicated it to Trump.

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It was also not the first time Joel has used that particular joke. A quick Google search revealed the performer had made it several times while touring the country throughout the last several months.

Trump has some experience fumbling endorsements.

In March, Trump suggested that Pete Rose had endorsed him. Rose’s lawyer later released a statement stating the legendary baseball player had not, in fact, issued an endorsement.

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