This is being shown on TV today because it is the magazine Trump is referencing trying to prove he came out against against the Iraq war. It begged for my own caption. Kudos to MSNBC for showing it, hope more media show this, it shows just how "Yarkii" (яркий) he was then…
"Yarkii" (яркий), the word Putin used, does indeed mean "brilliant." But not in an intellectual sense, according to Russian experts.
"The word means someone who's bright, colorful. It means 'brilliant' if you're thinking about a bright light, but it's not 'brilliant' if you're thinking about someone's intelligence," Angela Stent, director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University, told NBC News.
Like Elvis, Trump was King of Bling…. but Elvis could sing, and was a passable actor and dancer and a had a truly huge impact on both American and international music and culture.
I expect if he ran as a Republican he’d have trounced the other candidates in the primaries.
Political beliefs of Elvis
Not much has been written about Elvis's political views. In the early 1960s he described himself as an admirer of the Democratic President John F. Kennedy. In 1970 however he wrote to J. Edgar Hoover requesting to join the FBI at the height of its campaign against political activism. Most people were shocked at this, but his fans had mixed emotions. They wanted their hero making new movies and songs, but they were happy that Elvis had his feet firmly on the ground. In December of that year he met with President Richard Nixon. According to the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation, the photograph of President Nixon's meeting with Presley in the Oval Office is the most requested image in the history of the U.S. Government. 
It is known that Elvis supported Adlai Stevenson in the 1956 election. Elvis also supported John F. Kennedy in 1960 and reportedly cried when he learned of his death. There is a picture of Elvis with President Johnson, who he met in 1965. Elvis also supported Robert Kennedy in the 1968 election until his assassanation. Between 1968 and 1970, Elvis recorded several political songs including If I Can Dream, In The Ghetto, Change Of Habit, and Walk A Mile In My Shoes. He also starred in the political film Change Of Habit. Elvis also met and became friends with John Lennon and Bob Dylan in the '60s.
In the 1970s he was a strong supporter of Republican President Richard Nixon and even met him in the White House. In a letter that Presley wrote to Nixon, requesting that they should meet, Presley told the President he was a huge admirer of everything he was doing, and asked to be made a "Federal Agent at Large" in order to help get the country off drugs. Nixon duly made Presley a "Federal Agent at large" in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, presenting him with the appropriate badge. Extraordinarily, Presley was likewise able to present Nixon with a gift of a Colt .45 handgun in the Oval Office. Although it probably has no relevance to his political beliefs, Elvis also met future President George H.W. Bush at an awards banquet.
Nothing is known of Elvis's views on Gerald Ford, but Elvis became a friend of Democratic President Jimmy Carter when he was Governor of Georgia. After Carter was elected to the Presidency, Elvis called him on the telephone at the White House several times. When Presley died in August 1977, "Carter said, 'He was unique and irreplacable. He burst on the scene with an impact that was unprecedented and will probably never be equalled.' "
From what I gather from a search which didn’t come up with much, Liberace was a Republican, listed here: Repubs: Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Miller, porn star Mimi Miyagi, and Ron Silver. Also, Liberace, Tex Ritter, Merle Haggard. We're talking massive "A" listers here. Oh, and Gary Oldman, who, I suspect, is a right winger just for shock value. answers.yahoo.com/...