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Michael Jackson’s brother Jermaine slams Donald Trump over presidential candidate’s comments

22 February 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – Michael Jackson’s brother, Jermaine Jackson, took to Twitter to slam Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after giving comments that the late King of Pop was botched and that he “knew the real story” about the singer.

Michael died at the age of 50 back in 2009 from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol , which was administered by his private doctor. The doctor then served two years behind bars for involuntary manslaughter.

The 69-year-old TV personality turned politician then said in a recent statement that he and the singer were very good friends. Trump pointed out that Michael lived in his Trump Tower in New York City for a long period of time.

The Republican presidential bid added, "I knew the real story of Michael Jackson. He was an unbelievably talented guy. He lost his confidence. And he lost tremendous confidence because of, honestly, bad, bad, bad surgery…And, you know, believe it or not, when you lose your confidence in something, you can even lose your talent." Trump claimed that there were a lot of people who did numerous surgeries on Michael.

The brother of the late singer then tweeted that the claims of Trump are “b.s.” The 61-year-old brother of Michael added, "This fool Trump needs to sit down.” Jermaine said in a follow-up tweet: “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.”

Trump has not yet commented on Jermaine’s reaction regarding his statements.