Jermaine Jackson slams Trump for Michael Jackson remarks

Jermaine Jackson, the fourth child of Joseph and Katherine Jackson, is a American singer, bassist, composer, a member of The Jackson 5, older brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson and occasional film director. He also produced and recorded duets with American singer Whitney Houston in her early years as a recording artist.
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Jermaine Jackson wants Donald Trump to know that they are definitely not friends anymore.

In fact, the former Jackson 5 member takes issue with Trump's assertion about being "very good friends" with the late Michael Jackson, a claim he made during a CNN GOP Town Hall Thursday night.

"Michael Jackson was actually a very good friend of mine," Trump told Anderson Cooper. "He was an unbelievably talented guy. He lost his confidence. He lost tremendous confidence because of, honestly, bad-bad-bad surgery. He had the worst. He had people that did numbers on him that were just unbelievable. You know, the plastic surgeons. He was an unbelievable talent who actually lost his confidence. Believe it or not, when you lose your confidence in something you can even lose your talent."

As far as Michael's brother Jermaine is concerned, Trump needs to keep his mouth shut.

"'Friends' don't pay tribute by peddling b.s. theories about Michael's 'loss in confidence'. This fool Trump needs to sit down," Jermaine tweeted. "Michael's confidence was affected by the pressures, injustice and vitriol of external circumstances. Period. Name-dropping Michael don't make you cool and won't win you votes. Especially when using botched facts."