Keith Richards Admits Pulling a Knife in a Trump-Fueled Rage

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

"He was the promoter for us in Atlantic City during 1989's 'Steel Wheels Tour, '" the durable Brit told the BBC, referring to a gig at Boardwalk Hall, next door to Trump Plaza Hotel and now-defunct casino.

He also referred to Trump's choice of song to follow his victory speech when he became United States president previous year, the band's You Can't Always Get What You Want.

Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones poses for photographers as the band arrives for the opening of the new exhibit "Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones" in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., November 15, 2016.

"We never have much to do with promoters usually, but this one got me", he said.

"I turn around. He's got 40 of the crew with tire irons and hockey sticks and screwdrivers".

"Keith pulls out his knife and slams it on the table and says, 'What the hell do I have you for?"

Speaking on Radio 4's Today programme, the rocker said: 'Now America has to get rid of him. "Don't say I didn't warn you", Richards joked.

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"It would nearly be gratuitous...."

"[Trump] looks at me and goes berserk. 'What, you've burnt the toast?' What am I going to get angry about?"

"[Richards said] 'One of us is leaving the building - either him or us.'"

In 2015, Richards told Billboard that Trump was "refreshing" and "cut through a lot of crap".

Lead singer Mick Jagger also commented on Trump's use of the band's song "You Can't Always Get What You Want" at his rallies. The band has repeatedly said they do not authorize Trump or the Trump campaign to play their songs at his events. When he finished his speech, he played out on this doomy ballad... I said, "No. I'll go do it".

"It's kind of weird if you think about it, but he couldn't be persuaded to use something else, it was an odd thing, very odd".

"It was odd, really odd". "But the band wanted nothing to do with him ― and when Trump turned up, Richards ordered Cohl to get rid of him".

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