Now President-elect Donald Trump is getting blamed for causing a singer to have a stroke on election night.
Sharon Jones, a soul singer who passed away Friday, had a stroke on November 8, as she was watching the election returns, and told people who came to see her that Trump caused her to have the stroke.
Jones, 60, had reportedly been suffering from pancreatic cancer for years.
Gabriel Roth, a singer with the Dap-Kings band, said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that he flew out to Cooperstown, New York, where Jones was hospitalized, and summoned the rest of the band to come as well.
“She told the people that were there that Trump gave her the stroke,” said Roth, laughing.
“She didn’t seem anxious or scared or anything. She just wanted to sing, you know, and every time there was a lull in the room she would start moaning some kind of gospel song,” he said.
“She’d been fighting cancer for a few years now, and there’s been all kinds of stuff coming at her. But the thing that actually got her in the last couple of weeks was, she had a stroke watching the election results. After that first stroke, she couldn’t move her leg, but she could still talk.”
“I flew out and met her up in the hospital in Cooperstown, and I saw her and she told the people that were there that Trump gave her the stroke. She was blaming Trump for the whole thing,” Roth said.
According to Roth, Jones suffered a second stroke the day after the election, then died on Friday, November 18.
She performed with the band, under the name, “Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings.”
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