No matter how big a fan Donald Trump is of Sir Elton John, the legendary singer will not be performing at Trump’s inauguration as US president in Washington.
According to the details provided, the English singer-songwriter has denied rumors that he will be performing at Trump’s inauguration which will be taking place early next year.
The rumors first started circulating when Anthony Scaramucci, who is vice chair of the presidential inaugural committee, claimed the singer would be performing at the billionaire’s inauguration day in Washington DC in January.
“Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the mall for the inauguration,” Scaramucci said in an interview on BBC Hardtalk on Tuesday.
However, Elton John’s camp soon responded by saying that there are no such plans. The singer’s publicist, Fran Curtis, set the record straight by saying, “Elton will not be performing at Trump’s inaugural.”
John performed during fundraisers held for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the US presidential election campaign. He clearly belonged from camp Hillary as he said during one of those events; “We need a humanitarian in the White House, not a barbarian.”
John has been a prominent gay rights activist and even though Trump is also has pro-gay rights stance, John clearly is not his fan.
John even objected when Trump played his two famous songs, ‘Rocket Man’ and ‘Tiny Dancer’ during his rallies and campaign appearances, without his permission. He later clarified that the use of his music should not be ‘seen as an endorsement of Donald Trump’.