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Did Donald Trump try to save Whitney Houston from addiction? Beach Boys singer Mike Love says so.

President Trump’s White House seemed like even more of a bizarre reality show on Thursday with Kanye West, sporting his MAGA hat, going in for a hug with the commander in chief in the Oval Office while an odd potpourri of other musicians, including Kid Rock and Big & Rich’s John Rich, roamed the West Wing.

The bill signing of the Music Modernization Act, reforming music licensing and royalties,brought this eclectic group to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue — and it was an odd event not just for who was there but also for what was said. When Beach Boys singer Mike Love had his moment at the podium, he talked about how his buddy Trump has done so much for musicians “historically,” including trying to save Whitney Houston’s life.

“I remember you tried your best to help get Whitney Houston in some kind of shape,” Trump supporter Love said, to which POTUS readily agreed, nodding and saying “sure” multiple times.

Love continued describing what seemed to be some type of intervention. “I remember being at Mar-a-Lago with this guy here. He had [billionaire businessman] Ron Perelman come down. You tried your best to help Whitney. And she’s not the only one you benefited and tried [to help].”

Love, who has been known to go off script (there have been comparisons between West’s and Love’s public rants), finished by saying, “People can say what they want, but you’ve always been a big supporter of some of the best music that America’s ever made.”

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Singer Whitney Houston photographed in February 1982 when she was a senior in high school (her first session with a professional photographer). (Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images)

Donald Trump, Whitney Houston, and Cissy Houston posing for a group photo, San Francisco, California, 1980. (Photo by Clarence Gatson/Gado/Getty Images)

Singer Whitney Houston photographed in February 1982 when she was a senior in high school (her first session with a professional photographer). (Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - 1984: Pop singer Whitney Houston performing in 1984 in New York, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - 1985: (L-R) American singer Whitney Houston with President of Arista Records Clive Davis at an event to celebrate Whitney's debut album 'Whitney Houston' receiving a multi-platinum sales award in 1985 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Carrette Archive/Getty Images)

American singer Whitney Houston (1963 - 2012) in concert, circa 1986. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 1986: Singer Whitney Houston at Grammy Awards in February 1986 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

BOSTON - JULY 29: Whitney Houston in concert on July 29, 1986, on Boston Common. (Photo by Keith Jenkins/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Whitney Houston and Cissy Houston (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)

American singer Whitney Houston (1963 - 2012), circa 1987. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 1987: Singer Whitney Houston performs at the Assembly Hall at the University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois in NOVEMBER 1987. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 25: Singer Whitney Houston, mother Cissy Houston and half-brother Gary Garland attend the 15th annual American Music Awards on January 25, 1988 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

FRANCE - MAY 18: Whitney Houston Performs In Paris Bercy On May 18th, 1988 In Paris,France (Photo by Frederic REGLAIN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 25: Singer Whitney Houston and mother Cissy Houston attend the Frank Bruno vs. Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing Match on February 25, 1989 at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Singer Whitney Houston and comedian/actor Eddie Murphy attend the United Negro College Fund's 10th Annual 'Lou Rawls Parade of Stars' Telethon Kick-Off Party on November 15, 1989 at L'Ermitage in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

NEW YORK CITY - MAY 30: Singer Whitney Houston attends the 21st Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Awards Dinner on May 30, 1990 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Whitney Houston (Photo by Larry Busacca/WireImage)

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: (l-r) Singer Whitney Houston, guest host Jay Leno on December 11, 1990 (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL - 1991: Singer and actress Whitney Houston sings the National Anthem at the 1991 Tampa, Florida, Superbowl XXV. Houston's rendition of the National Anthem was particularly inspiring due to the fact that Superbowl XXV (25) was held as the first Gulf War began.(Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

TINLEY PARK, IL - JUNE 1991: Singer Whitney Houston performs at the World Music Theater in Tinley Park, Illinois in JUNE 1991. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

PROVIDENCE - JULY 17: Whitney Houston in concert on July 17, 1991. (Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)

American singer Whitney Houston (1963 - 2012) watches a World Cup soccer match, 1994. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Whitney Houston (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)

American singer and actress Whitney Houston (1963 - 2012) stars with Denzel Washington in the film 'The Preacher's Wife', 1996. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)

Whitney Houston performs on stage in 1996. (Photo by Phil Dent/Redferns)

Whitney Houston, Sängerin, Auftritt, Mikrophon, Promis, Prominente, Prominenter, (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)

UNITED STATES - JUNE 12: Whitney Houston is joined by her husband, singer Bobby Brown, at ceremonies in East Orange, N.J., where the Franklin School was renamed the Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE -JULY 6: Whitney Houston performing at Paris Bercy concert hall on June 6, 1998 in Paris, France. (Photo by Alain BENAINOUS/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)

NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 30: Arista Records president Clive Davis and singer Whitney Houston attend amfAR's First Annual Season of Hope Awards to Honor Clive Davis, Tom Hanks and Barbara Walters on November 30, 1998 at the World Financial Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 16: BRIT AWARDS, LONDON ARENA Photo of Whitney HOUSTON, Whitney Houston performing on stage (Photo by JMEnternational/Redferns)

Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige perform at VH1 Divas Conert at Beacon Theater. (Photo By: Richard Corkery/NY Daily News via Getty Images)

Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)

Bobby Brown & Whitney Houston (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

Whitney Houston (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)

Whitney Houston (Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage)

Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige perform on the 'VH1 Divas Las Vegas', a concert to benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, 5/23/02. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 8: Musician Whitney Houston performs live for an NBC show December 8, 2002 at Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS - MAY 22: Singers Whitney Houston and husband Bobby Brown attend the VH1 Divas Duets post concert party to benefit the VH1 Save the Music Foundation held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 22, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

JERUSALEM - MAY 27: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (R) welcomes singer Whitney Houston (L) and her husband/singer, Bobby Brown (C), at the prime minister's residence May 27, 2003 in Jerusalem, Israel. Houston is on a private tour of Israel. (Photo by Quique Kierszenbaum/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV ? SEPTEMBER 15: Singer Whitney Houston is seen performing on stage during the 2004 World Music Awards at the Thomas and Mack Center on September 15, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 26: Singer-actress Whitney Houston onstage during the taping of '25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Celebration' at The Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The event highlighted 25 years of programming on Black Entertainment Television. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Usher, Clive Davis and Whitney Houston (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)

US singer Whitney Houston performs on May 24 , 2008 in Rabat during the closing concert in the Mawazine 7th festival held in Rabat. AFP PHOTO/ABDELHAK SENNA (Photo credit should read ABDELHAK SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Whitney Houston performs at the 2009 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons honoring Clive Davis at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Whitney Houston onstage at the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 01: Diane Sawyer, Whitney Houston and Robin Roberts perform on ABC's 'Good Morning America' on September 1, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Singer Whitney Houston accepts the Winner of International - Favorite Artist Award onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

MOSCOW - DECEMBER 9: Singer Whitney Houston performs on stage at Olympisky Sports Complex on December 9, 2009 in Moscow, Russia. Moscow is the first city in her world-wide 2009-2010 tour. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 24: Whitney Houston performs on stage at Acer Arena on February 24, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at the Clive Davis and The Recording Acedemy's Annual Pre-Grammy Gala held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

Singer Whitney Houston performs at the 2011 Clive Davis Pre–Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at the Beverly Hilton. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Whitney Houston and Kelly Price share the stage at the Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged: For The Love Of R&B GRAMMY Party at Tru Hollywood on February 9, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)

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While there was definitely a Trump-Houston connection — they were friends, she visited Mar-a-Lago on multiple occasions, and he was one of just 100 guests at her 1992 wedding to Bobby Brown — and he’s spoken out about her troubles since she died in 2012, this was the first time he was publicly credited for trying to help combat her addiction issues. In fact, Trump was interviewed by numerous media outlets after she died and talked extensively about her problems and about who tried to help her. However, he didn’t admit to being one of them.

For instance, soon after Houston’s death, Trump said on the Wendy Williams Show that he knew both Houston and Brown “well,” but he “knew Whitney in particular. She was a friend of mine. They invited me to their wedding.” He said that Whitney performed for him “many times,” but in her later years she had lost her voice due to drug and alcohol abuse as well as smoking. “It was very sad. … It was certainly a different person in terms of that incredible voice, which was the best I’d heard.” He also said that her marriage to Brown was part of her downfall. “It was just not a marriage made in heaven. It was bad for her — very bad for her.” He said that post-marriage “she was trying desperately to make a comeback,” but it was a “tough go.”

During another interview with Headline News, Trump admitted Houston “had demons like anyone had demons” but allowed that “the drugs were a problem.” He had a chance to mention that he tried to help her in this interview but just said that the people around her failed her. “Something was missing,” he said. “She needed help. She was crying out for help. And the end result was what happened the other day in L.A.,” referring to her drowning death in a bathtub with drug paraphernalia strewn about. He didn’t mention, however, that he tried to help when she cried out.

And he didn’t mention it in his interview with Access Hollywood during that period either, offering just that music mogul Clive Davis, who made Houston a star, had done a lot to try to help Whitney.

In another interview with — of all people — Access Hollywood‘s Billy Bush, he was asked if he agreed with Bill O’Reilly’s assessment that the media enabled Houston’s drug problems. “I think that’s true,” Trump said several years before he really launched his #FakeNews attacks. “When you’re a celebrity and a super-celebrity, people sort of do whatever you want to do. They don’t tell you what’s right and what’s wrong. You see with Michael [Jackson] with the drugs — so many people — probably Whitney. You can show up in terrible shape, and they’ll tell you how great you look.”

While we find it suspicious that Trump would pass on an opportunity to pat himself on the back, maybe he really did work behind the scenes to help the superstar, as Love claims. And as we look at the photos of Trump with West in the White House on Thursday — they were having lunch after the bill signing to discuss prison reform, together with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump — we can’t help but wonder if the two had any private conversations about this big reveal that Trump tried to save Houston. After all, West was recently ripped by the Houston family for paying $85,000 to use a photo of Houston’s “drug den” for the cover of Pusha T’s album Daytona. It would seem that Trump, such a great friend to Houston, might voice criticism about that.

Or not. It’s probably not on the “Make America Great Again” agenda.

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