Lady Gaga's father has publicly shared his support for Donald Trump in the US election - even after the republican's recent mean comments about his pop daughter. As the polls opened on Tuesday, Joe Germanotta gave some simple words of encouragement to his Twitter followers as he posted: "@realDonaldTrump 2020."
After the endorsement raised eyebrows among some Gaga fans, Joe returned to the social media site hours later to explain. "You may have noticed my political and spiritual beliefs are different. liberty and freedom of choice would not be political," he claimed. Joe's comments came after Trump criticised Gaga - real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta - after she has been vocal in urging fans to vote Joe Biden into the White House.
"Now he's got Lady Gaga" Trump, 74, quipped at a rally in Avoca, Pennsylvania, of his opponent Biden, 77. Lady Gaga - is not too good. I could tell you plenty of stories. I could tell you stories about Lady Gaga. I know a lot of stories about Lady Gaga," he teased.
The same day the Bad Romance hitmaker appeared alongside Biden in Pittsburg where she sang and gave a speech at the campaign event. Gaga used her moment in the spotlight attack Trump's infamous 'grab' remark. "To all the women, and to all the men with daughters and sisters and mothers — everybody, no matter how you identify, now is your chance to vote against Donald Trump, a man who believes his fame gives him the right to grab one of your daughters, or sisters or mothers or wives by any part of their body," she roared.
"Vote for Joe. He's a good person," she added. Like many celebrities, Gaga has made no secret of her hatred of Trump in the run-up to the election. While she has a history of working with former Vice President Biden, who she has referred to as a 'good friend.' Together they promoted the White House’s campaign to battle campus sexual assault. Then at the 2016 Academy Awards, Biden introduced Gaga to the stage for her performance of 'Til it Happens to You' where she was joined by victimes of sexual abuse on stage.