'Donald Trump could be like Simon Cowell and make all leaders get up and sing', says comedian

'Donald Trump could be like Simon Cowell and make all leaders get up and sing', says comedian

Duterte serenaded Trump in the latest sign of their budding bromance

Monday, November 13, 2017

An American comedian reckons Donald Trump could take a "Simon Cowell approach" to foreign policy by making all leaders sing.

Comic David Mills spoke to Sam Delaney after Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte performed a duet for Trump with local popstar Pilita Corrales.

The love song performed for Trump was called Ikaw, which translates as 'You', and Duterte claims it was Trump himself who requested it.

Mills told Sam Delaney: "It really wouldn’t surprise me if Donald Trump starts taking more of a Simon Cowell approach to foreign policy. Why not make them all get up and sing?"

He added that if you "put a gospel choir behind [Duterte] he’s the new Sam Smith." But he thinks that, in response to the song, it's only right that Trump bring out a Christmas hit, which could make him "the next Mariah Carey."

Mills also thinks Trump is like "the creepy uncle who’s always a good laugh, you know what I mean, he’s been around in American culture for years so we were all familiar with him as the creepy uncle who would occasionally pop up on TV, was a good laugh.

"But now he’s around all the time it’s like he’s moved in. That’s hard work."

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