Donald Trump has a history of getting people’s names wrong. The Republican president once referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as “Tim Apple” at a White House meeting, and he repeatedly called Florida Representative Matt Gaetz by the name “Rick Gates” during a campaign rally.
On Tuesday morning, Trump brought out “Gucci Gang” rapper Lil Pump to share the stage with him in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Commander in Chief botched his guest’s introduction.
“I love your sound, I love your music. And speaking of sound and music and other things – one of the big superstars of the world… Lil Pimp!” Trump told his supporters.
Lil Pump publicly endorsed Trump last week. The 20-year-old Florida native suggested he was backing the president’s re-election campaign because of his opposition to Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s plan to tax individuals making more than $400,000 a year.
Many social media users accused Lil Pump of merely using the global attention on the American election to gain clout for himself. It was pointed out that he has not had a hit song in two years and his Harverd Dropout album in 2019 was nearly universally panned.
In addition, Atlanta’s Rich The Kid claimed that Team Trump was willing to fly him out in order to campaign with the POTUS too. He wrote on his Instagram Story, “Jus got a call. Trump tryna send me a jet to Michigan. FOH I ain’t no sell out.”
The “Plug Walk” rhymer even posted what appeared to be text messages from an unidentified person pitching the idea of taking an airplane with Lil Pump to meet Trump and other billionaires. There has been speculation that the Trump campaign is paying celebrities to endorse the president, but those rumors have not been proven.