It looks like Donald Trump will have to find someone else to sing “Hold me closer, Tiny Hands, Sir“!
On Wednesday, it was widely reported that Elton John would be playing the President-elect’s inauguration after one of Trump’s team made the announcement — leaving many scratching their heads.
Anthony Scaramucci, a member of Trump’s transition team executive committee, told the BBC the Rocket Man singer would be performing for the upcoming inauguration to show “our commitment to gay rights.”
This obviously came as a shock, since the glam rock icon has been a huge Hillary Clinton supporter throughout the presidential race.
But as it turns out, Trump’s team was spewing out total bull! A rep for the singer denied the announcement, telling the New York Post:
“Elton will not be performing at Trump’s inauguration.”
Well, that settles that.
This opens the door for Trump-backing singers like Ted Nugent or Kid Rock — who, as we understand, are just as classy and yuge as Elton — to perform at the January swearing-in ceremony.
Still, The Donald is reportedly a big fan of John, often playing his songs at campaign rallies throughout the country, especially the hit Tiny Dancer.
Even without the presence of a gay icon, Scaramucci claimed Trump’s pro-LGBT stance is unprecedented for any POTUS entering the White House, adding:
“This will be the first American president in US history that enters the White House with a pro-gay rights stance.”
Hmmm… with the conservatives he’s surrounding himself with, we find that hard to believe. But actions speak louder than Mike Pence, so we’ll see what happens.
But if this B.S. musical announcement is any indication, Trump’s commitment to gay rights is looking less and less real…
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