Keith Richards: America 'Has to Get Rid' of Trump

Mick Jagger enjoys the cricket on a sunny day in Dublin. Pic AFP

Mick Jagger enjoys the cricket on a sunny day in Dublin. Pic AFP

"Don't say I didn't warn you!" cracked Richards, who has lived in Weston, Connecticut for several decades with his wife, former model Patti Hansen.

In reaction to the situation, Richards remembered, "I got out my trusty blade, stuck it in the table and said, 'You've got to get rid of this man!'"

Trump ends every campaign and campaign-style rally with the Rolling Stones song "You Can't Always Get What You Want".

With The Rolling Stones set to launch their 2018 No Filter Tour this Thursday in Dublin, Ireland, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were interviewed Tuesday morning on the BBC Radio 4 program Today.

He recalled the story of how, one day back in 1989, Trump was involved with a Rolling Stones tour date in Atlantic City (where Trump owned some high-dollar properties). It was (billed as) Donald Trump presents the Rolling Stones, (which was) in miniature.




Although Trump was not in the room at the time, Richards' desire to "get rid of this man" was the motive, but only within the context of a concert promoter. "One of us is leaving the building - either him, or us".

It wasn't the first time Richards has taken a swipe at Trump. "Well, can you imagine President Trump?" Do I have to go over there and fire him myself? "He's cut through a lot of crap", Richards said, before quickly changing direction.

As the president steps off the stage, he exits to the sounds of the Rolling Stones - specifically, the 1969 classic "You Can't Always Get What You Want".

"He used it on everything", Jagger said. I wasn't the DJ obviously, but if I was Donald's DJ... it's a amusing song for your play-out song. 'When he finished his speech, he played out on this doomy ballad... It's kind of weird if you think about it.

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