Donald Trump might not want Michael Jackson to perform in Las Vegas after all.
Us Weekly magazine said Wednesday that Trump’s Las Vegas partners had been courting Jackson to perform at the New Frontier Hotel and Casino. New Frontier owner Phil Ruffin, Trump’s partner in the Trump International Hotel & Tower, had talked to Jackson’s representatives about a long-term residency, the magazine said.
“Everything I do is the best, and everything Phil Ruffin does is the best, and this would be no exception,” the magazine quoted Trump as saying.
On Thursday, Trump told syndicated entertainment show “The Insider” that “it’s an interesting idea, but I don’t think he’d show up half the time.”
“I can’t imagine what the insurance policy would be like,” he added.
A phone call to Trump by The Associated Press wasn’t immediately returned.
Jackson, 46, is on trial in Santa Maria, Calif. He is accused of molesting a boy, now 15, at his Neverland ranch, giving him alcohol and conspiring to hold the boy’s family captive in 2003.