Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love claimed that Donald Trump attempted to help the late-Whitney Houston during her long drug spiral that led to the singer's 2012 death at age 48. On Thursday (October 11th), at President Trump's signing of the non-partisan Music Modernization Act in the White House's Roosevelt Room, Love appeared alongside other well known conservative musicians, including Kid Rock, John Rich of Big & Rich, and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter of Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, and the legendary Sam Moore of Sam & Dave.

Rolling Stone described the Music Modernization Act as a "long-awaited bill that allows artists and publishers to earn royalties on recordings made before 1972 and helps songwriters and producers get paid more efficiently in the streaming era."

While speaking at the Presidential podium, an obviously emotional Mike Love commended Trump for the help he's shown musicians over the years -- and spoke openly about Donald Trump supposedly trying to help Whitney Houston during her downfall: "Thank you so much for your support of music, historically. I remember you tried your best to get Whitney Houston in some kind of shape, and. . . (Donald Trump): It's true. (Mike Love): Yeah, I remember being at Mar-a-Lago with this guy, right here. He had (actor) Ron Perlman come down. . . He tried. . . your best. . . (Donald Trump): Right. (Mike Love): . . . To help Whitney. And she's not the only one you've benefited and tried. And people are gonna say what they want, but you've always been a big supporter of some of the best music America's ever made. (Donald Trump): Thank you very much."

The Beach Boys -- featuring Mike Love & Bruce Johnston -- will next perform on November 8th, 9th, and 10th in Niagara Falls, Ontario at Fallsview Casino.