Elton John Will Not Be Performing at Trump’s Inauguration, Despite Claims of Trump’s SpokespersonPhotos by Theo Wargo/Getty, Mike Coppola/Getty Music News elton john
When Anthony Scaramucci, a member of president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, claimed that Elton John would be performing at Trump’s inauguration, that was apparently news to the singer himself. A spokeswoman for John denied the claim that he would perform at Trump’s inauguration.
Scaramucci, a vice-chair of Trump’s transition team, told the BBC on Tuesday that John would be performing on the National Mall as an indication of Trump’s “commitment to gay rights.”
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“This will be the first American president in U.S. history that enters the White House with a pro-gay rights stance,” Scaramucci said. “Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the mall on inauguration.”
In response, Fran Curtis, a spokeswoman for John, told CNN, “He will NOT be performing at Trump’s Inauguration!” John headlined a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in March, and has been critical of Trump throughout 2016.
Listen to a classic Elton John performance circa 1984 via the Paste Cloud below.