In 1977, the late great Michael Jackson was a 17 year-old superstar entertainer still three years away from winning his first Grammy in 1980 for "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" when Donald Trump Jr. was born on Dec. 31, 1977.

So, what could possibly link Don Jr. and "The Gloved One?" Turns out the answer is, "video games."

Don Jr. says he used to play video games with The King of Pop back in the early 90s when he was a teen. He claims these episodes mean his dad, president Donald Trump, can in no way be called a racist.

While the claim that President Trump isn't racist because he allowed Don Jr. to play video games with Michael Jackson, a non-white celebrity, doesn't quite make sense, what can be confirmed is Trump's son had enjoyed playing video games with the pop star during his younger years.

Jackson absolutely loved playing video games and remained a gamer until his untimely death on Nov. 25, 1999.

There's his hit video game, "Moonwalker," released in 1990 as a tie-in to his film of the same name. As for hardware, Michael amassed a massive collection of over 100 arcade machines. Among these games were "Super Street Fighter II", "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", "Zoltar the Fortune Teller", "Donkey Kong", "Ms. Pac-Man" and "Guitar Freaks."

Just this month, Don Jr. went on two high-profile offensives to again prove his dad isn't a racist bigot. On Saturday in an episode of Watters' World on Fox entitled, "One-on-one with Donald Trump Jr.," Trump’s eldest son recounted an encounter he had with Michael back in the 1990s. Don Jr. said Michael was his neighbor at Trump Towers in New York City.

As Don, Jr. recalled: "I was playing 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; with Michael Jackson ... Michael really likes the game, and so my dad walks in and says 'Why don't you take the game,Michael'?"

"I'm pretty sure Michael could have called Nintendo and said, 'Send me over one of those,' ... and he (Michael) was like, 'He just took it.' He took the game and I was like, 'What's going on'?"

Not a pleasant encounter with Michael, who Don Jr. said took his "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" game cartridge from him with his father's blessing.

In his new book and controversial book, "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us," released Nov. 5, Don Jr. asks how anyone can possibly call his dad a racist when his dad let him hang out with Michael.

“Oh, and by the way, given all the things my father has been called, particularly a ‘racist,’ it sure sounds odd that he’d let his son vacation with a black man or hang out with Michael Jackson, doesn’t it?” wrote Don Jr. “If he’s a racist, he’s sure not very good at it.”

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Donald Trump Jr., pictured January 18, 2017 at Trump Tower in New York City, Trump Jr. sparks collusion controversy with the release of his emails with the Russian government. Getty Images