People

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Politics

Hillary Clinton Celebrates Birthday Early at Adele Concert – as Donald Trump Plans Hotel Opening

Updated

With less than two weeks until Election Day, both candidates are taking short breaks from the campaign trail.

Hillary Clinton celebrated the eve of her 69th birthday by taking in an Adele concert in Miami.

While the British songstress didn’t lead the audience in a rendition of “Happy Birthday” on Tuesday, she did give the Democratic candidate some love.

It’s unclear if Adele knew Clinton was in the audience, the Grammy-winner addressed the upcoming election between songs and urged the audience, “Don’t vote for him,” referring to Clinton’s opponent, Donald Trump.

“I am English, but what happens in America affects me too,” she told the crowd at the American Airlines Arena, according to a Clinton campaign aide. “I am 100 percent for Hillary Clinton. I love her, she’s amazing.”

Earlier Tuesday, Clinton was serenaded by a full  mariachi band singing “Happy Birthday” on Univision’s Spanish-language talk show El Gordo y La Flaca, whose hosts gave the Birthday Girl a cake and bottle of tequila to take with her.

GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty
GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty

Meanwhile, the 70-year-old Republican candidate is planing time off the campaign trail in favor of personal business ventures. He will be attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony for his newest hotel’s grand opening in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway appeared on on NBC’s Today Wednesday morning to respond to criticism that the business mogul was more focused on his hotel than winning the presidential election.

“Respectfully, Hillary Clinton has time to go to an Adele concert and everybody thinks that’s really cool. Donald Trump stops off to unveil just an incredible stunning piece of architecture – a new first-class hotel – and everybody’s hair is on fire,” she said.

Conway cited Trump’s 12 stops in Florida over the past two and a half days to show his continued dedication to his campaign, saying the hotel opening is just a “pit stop.”

“His under-budget, ahead-of-schedule hotel is really remarkable. It shows Americans the tangible accomplishments of Donald Trump,” she said. “He’s somebody who builds things; he’s somebody who fixes things.”