The numbers keep growing!! Twitter vs. Clay Aiken!!  It seems Clay is winning.  Since the messages that Clay posted over 24 hours ago, his numbers have grown. Retweets = 46,897      Likes = 185,841      Comments = over 7 thousand … Add to that ...

 

Clay Aiken – The Numbers Keep Growing!

The numbers keep growing!!

Twitter vs. Clay Aiken!!  It seems Clay is winning.  Since the messages that Clay posted over 24 hours ago, his numbers have grown.

Retweets = 46,897      Likes = 185,841      Comments = over 7 thousand … Add to that , more trending for Clay.

I have had fun watching who is posting on Clay’s tweets.  I am amazed to see some of the interesting people.  Some of them are:

Cheryl Tiegs

Michael Buckley

John Cusack

Mark Ruffalo

Alyssa Milano

Alan Cumming

It is good to see this kind of support for Clay!

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As I thought last night, there are many published articles about Clay’s tweet.  There are far too many to list them all here, but here are a few:

Billboard

Clay Aiken Apologizes for Defending ‘Actually Racist’ Donald Trump

by Lars Brandle

Clay Aiken, the American Idol alum who turned his back on a pop career for a run at politics, has had a change of heart on President Trump.

In light of Trump’s contested claim that “both sides” were at fault for the violence during a recent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aiken fired off a tweet Tuesday night in which he unequivocally pulled any shred of support for Trump, who he inferred to as “actually racist.”…

It’s something of a U-turn for Aiken, a North Carolina Democrat who kept a close eye on Trump through his controversial election campaign and correctly (and reluctantly) predicted he’d win. Many casual observers figured Aiken was a fan, which he denies.

As a contestant on NBC’s The Apprentice, Aiken had a ringside seat observing then-host Trump calling the shots. Reality TV and the real thing aren’t the same thing. In his latest tweet, Aiken called himself a “f*****g dumbass” for good measure, and made sure to copy Trump’s Twitter handle.

Aiken’s Twitter thumbs were smoking overnight as he blasted the pres with a string of messages. “TBC… I’ve always thought he would be a dumpster fire as a president, and I was right about that. I just didn’t think he was racist. #wrong,” he wrote.

And in a response to a comment from another Twitter user, he wrote, “My party is the Democrats. I didn’t vote for the idiot. Never ever implied that I did or would. Was VERY vocal about not voting for him.” In others, he set the record straight for those who assumed he was a “Trump supporter.”

You can read the entire article at:  BILLBOARD

Just Jared

Clay Aiken Apologizes for Defending Donald Trump

Clay Aiken is issuing an public apology after defending Donald Trump amid reactions to his recent press conference placing blame on “alt-right” and “alt-left” and defending neo-Nazis at the Charlottesville protests.

“Remember all those times I defended @realDonaldTrump and believed he was not actually racist? Well… I am a f*****g dumbass. #imsorry,” Clay posted on Twitter.

Later, he clarified, “TBC… I’ve always thought he would be a dumpster fire as a president, and I was right about that. I just didn’t think he was racist. #wrong.”

“Bitch, please! If you think I have EVER been a “Trump supporter” you’re as crazy as he is. #payattention….My party is the Democrats. I didn’t vote for the idiot. Never ever implied that I did or would. Was VERY vocal about not voting for him,” he added, indicating he voted for Hillary Clinton.

Clay appeared on Trump‘s reality show Celebrity Apprentice years ago.

You can see the article at  JUSTJARED

Huff-Post

Clay Aiken Apologizes For Defending Trump: ‘I Am A F*****g Dumbass’

Former “Celebrity Apprentice” candidate issues a mea culpa.

by Ed Mazza

Former “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Clay Aiken backed Hillary Clinton last year, but he also defended Donald Trump against the accusations of racism that dogged his presidential campaign.

“I don’t think he’s a fascist. I don’t think he’s a racist,” Aiken told Fox Business last year.

Now, he’s taking it all back.

Hours after Tuesday’s news conference where Trump blamed “both sides” for white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aiken tweeted:

Remember all those times I defended @realDonaldTrump and believed he was not actually racist? Well… I am a f*****g dumbass. #imsorry

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TBC… I’ve always thought he would be a dumpster fire as a president, and I was right about that. I just didn’t think he was racist. #wrong 

Aiken, a Democrat who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2014, previously said he liked Trump even though they disagreed about politics. In 2015, Aiken told CNN that he considered Trump to be a friend, but said he’s like “that uncle, who embarrasses the hell out of you sometimes and you still love them, but damn, you wish they’d shut up.
You can see this article at HUFFPOST

Be sure and do a google search for Clay and you will see many different articles.

I am glad that many people are interested in what Clay thinks.  Perhaps they will follow him again when he tweets!

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I am at the airport, waiting for my flight to Canada.  I will be gone for a few days, but I will try to keep you informed of what is going on in Clay’s career!

Thanks for your patience.

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Clay Aiken – He Almost Broke Twitter!

Tuesday night…Clay Aiken emerged from his vacation in a big way!!  

He almost broke Twitter!!!

Clay Aiken was the hit of twitter Tuesday night.  Not only did he have 16 twitter posts, he had thousands of likes and retweets!

Clay’s most popular tweet was:

Each time I look, the tweet has more retweets, likes, and comments.  As I write this (midnight), Clay has:

 retweets:     21,579    Likes:     74,213     Comments:     over 3,400

 But wait…that is only one tweet…Clay has over a thousand likes on 2 other tweets!  I bet Clay had to turn off the sound on his phone!  That would be so many warnings  from his twitter account!!!

Clay Aiken was trending on Twitter last night.  It’s always fun to see how popular he is and how people enjoy reading and respecting his thoughts.

If you haven’t seen Clay’s tweets, you can get to his twitter page HERE

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The tweets by Clay have hit the news websites too.  Check these out!

Washington Journal

Clay Aiken Just Broke The Internet with His Response To Trump’s Charlottesville Presser

by Brian Tyler Cohen

On the heels of Trump’s unhinged, impromptu press conference in which he yet again failed to condemn the white supremacists and neo-Nazis at this weekend’s rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Clay Aiken, runner-up on season two of American Idol and a contestant on The Apprentice, tempered his past praise of the President.

Aiken has always been measured in his criticism of Trump. During the campaign, he said, “I kind of feel like we’d be better served to let people see what he’s going to do or not do.” He even admitted that his mother would be voting for Trump in the 2016 election….

…The fact that Clay Aiken, who was one of the few celebrities with a more moderate and understanding stance towards the President, issued such a stern condemnation of Trump today is evidence enough that Trump’s abhorrent behavior and racist views are finally catching up with him.

You can read the entire article at WASHINGTONJOURNAL

The News & Observer

Clay Aiken: Trump is racist, ‘I was a f—ing dumb—’ for defending him

by Abbie Bennett

Singer and former congressional candidate Clay Aiken said on Twitter Tuesday that he felt dumb for defending the president.

Aiken said that he was “a f—ing dumb—” for defending President Donald Trump and believing Trump is “not actually racist.”

“I’ve always thought he would be a dumpster fire as a president, and I was right about that,” Aiken continued in another tweet. “I just didn’t think he was racist. #wrong”

Last month, Aiken said he saw similarities between the Donald Trump he got to know on “Celebrity Apprentice” and Trump’s style as president during a visit to The News & Observer to be a guest on The N&O’s political podcast, Domecast. Aiken, who launched his musical career as a contestant on “American Idol,” ran unsuccessfully for Congress in North Carolina in 2014 as a Democrat.

At that time, while Aiken said opposed many of Trump’s actions as president, he still respected him personally and said he’s a “nice guy.” When Aiken launched his campaign for Congress, he said Trump was the second person he called – after former N.C. Gov. Jim Hunt, his “political idol.”

The website also has a video of Clay speaking at Domecast last month.  You can see the entire article and the video at N&O

I will not be surprised when I wake up and see the tweets with even bigger numbers.  I bet there will be more articles too.  There is just something that makes people want to know what Clay thinks!!  I hope we get lots more tweets from Clay…soon!

 

Check in later…I will try and keep the blog up to date if there is more 
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Clay Aiken – Pop Music History

2005 was the summer of the Jukebox Tour.  Clay Aiken fans filled the concert halls and arenas in the eastern half of the United States to see a great concert of pop music history.  Most of the concerts were sold out and Clay and his troupe put on an exciting show.

Did you know:

  •  Manufacturers did not call them “jukeboxes”, they called them Automatic Coin-Operated Phonographs
  • How much do they cost? It all depends on the condition, model, rarity and age and an agreeable seller and buyer. They can be as inexpensive as $100 to over $30,000.
  •  No one is really sure how many Jukeboxes have been made. A guesstimate is about 2 Million.

Did you ever put money into a Jukebox??

I think my favorite part of the show was Clay’s great entrance at the beginning of the concert and the 50’s section!

 

I hope you enjoyed these fun moments!

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Clay Aiken – Christmas???

It wasn’t hard for me to choose what to post today.

The topic was put out there, right in front of me…on Twitter !!

Laura Nowak‏ @lbchatterbox2
Day 16-Favorite Guest Star- Clay Aiken singing to #Stayla on Christmas Eve #days #30DayChallenge link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VE-fiQ-ODM 

Of course, I had to find the source.  Laura has posted  30 Day Challenge –  Days Of Our Lives Style!  It is fun that Clay was listed as the favorite Guest Star!

Yes, I know…

it is the middle of summer and Clay’s visit to the show was at Christmas time…but…it’s fun!

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On December 26, 2006, Days of Our Lives had a special holiday episode.  Clay Aiken was a celebrity guest, playing himself.  According to the storyline, Clay gave a special, private concert at a Salem club called Dune.  The audience was only Patch (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans).  It seems they offered to help Clay get to the airport when his car got stranded. Clay performed two songs.   First, “Oh Holy Night” was used in the background.  Then Clay sang  “Everything I Have” for the private concert.

The episode was originally taped on November 14th.  Clay joked on one of his blogs that he was a bit concerned that his friends Kristy and Mary would be a bit too excited at the taping and make spectacles of themselves.  It seems both were big Days of Our Lives fans.

One of the actors, Stephen Nichols wrote a blog about the show.  He wrote this about Clay:

…When we got to rehearsal and tape, Clay asked if he needed to stick to the script because he would “never remember the lines.” I told him I had tweaked my lines around a bit and we could just play and not worry about the script. He was happy to improvise with me. In this situation, Clay just being himself worked well and it didn’t have that staid feeling of something scripted. Kudos to our director, Roger Inman, for always being there to get the shots. The song was very sweet and quite apropos for Steve to offer Kayla. All in all, I think the day was a success.

It was a very successful visit for Clay. There was a huge amount of publicity regarding the performance.  There were mentions on almost all the on-line entertainment sites and short mentions in many magazines, including People and Soap Opera Digest.

According to Soap Opera Network, the rating for the show was very good and everyone seemed impressed with how a visit from Clay Aiken could boost the ratings so much.

It is always fun to see Clay guest on a TV program.

 I hope we will see him again sometime on a TV show!

The following video is fun to see…Clay on a Soap Opera!

 

So…Merry Christmas in August!!!

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Clay Aiken – Make Lasting Memories Today

Relax and unwind from the stresses of the past week. Make lasting memories today.
 Don’t allow this beautiful day to go to waste.
HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY!
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Back in the first 1/2 of 2012, I loved Sundays!  Clay Aiken was on TV every Sunday for many weeks.
It was always fun to see him on Celebrity Apprentice and watch how he solved the problems presented each week!
Lets celebrate this Sunday with a few fun pictures of 2012 Sundays!
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The following is a video of Clay and the puppets!!
Thanks, SueReu!
 
SO…Enjoy and have a fabulous Sunday!!
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