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Elton John's Publicist On Trump's "Rocket Man" Taunts: "No Comment"

The British songster is leaving us to burn out our fuse up here alone.

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Well, I guess it's gonna be long, long time before we know for sure how musical legend Sir Elton John feels about Trump's use of one of his most popular tunes as a foreign policy tool.

During his first speech before the UN General Assembly, Trump warned North Korea to halt its nuclear program, once again calling leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man."

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley later went on TV to defend the sobriquet, saying it "worked" and that other diplomats are referring to Kim as "Rocket Man" now.

Nikki Haley on Trump's nickname for Kim Jong-Un: "Every other international community now is referring to him as 'R…

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Thursday also defended the nickname on CNN.

But you know who doesn't have anything to say about it? Sir Elton John himself.

Daniel Leal-olivas / AFP / Getty Images

"We have no comment for you," Fran Curtis, Sir Elton's publicist, told BuzzFeed News in an email after multiple emails about this urgent topic.

So until someone manages to ask Sir Elton directly, here's Trump singing "Rocket Man," courtesy of BuzzFeed News's pending morning show "AM to DM."

Here's Donald Trump singing Rocket Man because SOMEBODY HAD TO DO IT. 🚀🚀🚀

Hayes Brown is a world news editor and reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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