In a new book, ‘Old Blue Eyes’ Frank Sinatra once advised Donald Trump on what he could do with himself during a tense negotiation over the late singer’s performance fees.
In 1990, Sinatra was scheduled to perform at the opening of Trump’s ill-fated Atlantic City casino. The same casino that went belly up like many of Trump’s businesses.
However, according to the book Trump told Sinatra’s people that his price was “a little rich.”
During a meeting with Elliot Weisman, Sinatra’s business manager from 1975 to 1998, Trump complained to Weisman about his client’s asking price for his 12 performance deal.
Trump also indicated that he did not want to book Sammie Davis Jr., who was dying of cancer, nor did he want to reserve the husband-and-wife pop duo, Steve and Eydie.
At one point during the meeting, Trump belittled the legendary singing couple by mockingly asking Weisman, “who’s Steve and Eydie?” This prompted Sinatra’s manager to launch himself at Trump in an attempt to choke the future presidential candidate with his own necktie.
Unfortunately, according to the book, Weisman was held back by his son.
Upon hearing about Trump’s statements, Sinatra told his manager to either tell Trump to “go fuck himself” or to give him his phone number and the singer would tell the real estate mogul himself.
According to Weisman, he returned to Trump’s office and (probably happily) told the spoiled orange man-brat “Sinatra says go fuck yourself!”
Sinatra wound up playing at the Sands Casino in Las Vegas instead.