Singer Mick Jagger appeared to mock former President Donald Trump during a concert on Friday.

Trump and President Joe Biden became the presumptive 2024 Republican and Democratic presidential nominees respectively in March as both continue to campaign ahead of November's election. Their first debate is set for June 27, with a second one in September.

On Friday during his concert at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Jagger, the Rolling Stones frontman, spoke to the crowd about the 2024 election as he seemingly made a reference to the 11,780 votes Trump had asked Republican Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to help him find following the 2020 election.

During a call on January 2, 2021, the former president asked Raffensperger to help him "find 11,780 votes" and overturn the state's 2020 election results in his favor, the call helped spark the opening of a criminal investigation by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, while Jagger was introducing the fan's choice song, "Sweet Virginia," he admitted the band had wanted to play "Wild Horses" but that they needed 11,00 more votes, adding that a "more important vote" is coming in November.

"We wanted to play 'Wild Horses,'" Jagger reportedly told the crowd. "All we needed was 11,000 more votes. There's a more important vote coming up in November. Don't forget to vote in that one."

Newsweek has reached out to Jagger spokesperson via online form for comment.

However, in an emailed statement emailed to Newsweek, Trump's spokesperson Steven Cheung condemned Jagger, adding that Trump "will return to the White House" while taking aim at Biden.

"Mick can't always get what he wants. President Trump will return to the White House because Americans are sick and tired of having a weak, failed, and dishonest leader like Crooked Joe Biden," Cheung said.

This comes after Trump and 18 co-defendants were indicted by a Georgia grand jury in August and face criminal racketeering charges for allegedly attempting to overturn the state's electoral results in the 2020 election won by Joe Biden. Trump and the remaining defendants have pleaded not guilty.

However, on Wednesday an appeals court in Georgia has indefinitely paused the case against Trump, pending a ruling on defendants' efforts to disqualify Willis from the investigation.

Defendants argued that Willis should be removed because her relationship with Nathan Wade, one of her special prosecutors, posed a conflict of interest.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time Jagger has made a reference to Trump or other ongoing politics.

In Florida on Wednesday, Jagger joked Republican governor Ron DeSantis had shown up with Mickey Mouse, an apparent reference to the governor's legal battle against Disney, in which Disney sued DeSantis for infringement of free speech after the company publicly objected to his "Don't Say Gay" law banning lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools.

Last month, while Trump was hosting a rally in the Brox, Jagger took aim at the former president at a concert in New Jersey as he referenced adult film star Stormy Daniels following the guilty verdict in Trump's criminal hush money trial.

"I was a bit worried about the weather tonight. I thought we were going to get a Stormy Daniels but we're all right," Jagger said.

In a case brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a New York jury last week found Trump guilty on 34 counts of falsifying business records. The charges related to a hush money payment made to Daniels by Trump's then-lawyer Michael Cohen shortly before the 2016 presidential election. Trump has maintained his innocence and says the case is politically motivated. His legal team says they will fight the case, which will include an appeal, if necessary.

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