In an interview with “BBC’s “HARDtalk,” vice chairman of the presidential inaugural committee and Trump executive transition committee member Anthony Scaramucci said that singer-songwriter and LGBT icon Elton John will perform at Trump's inauguration.
“Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the [national] mall for Inauguration,” Scaramucci told the British program host on Tuesday.
Flexing his “New York values,” Trump, said Scaramucci, is attempting to show the country that he stands behind LGBT rights, though the businessman has increasingly aligned himself with Evangelical Christians and social conservatives.
“This will be the first American president in U.S. history that enters the White House with a pro-gay rights stance,” touted Trump’s aide.
Sounds swell so far, right?
The only problem is Elton John’s representatives are now claiming that such an arrangement doesn’t exist. John, said an aide, has no plans to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration.
“Elton will not be performing at Trump’s inauguration,” a rep bluntly told The New York Post.
During the presidential campaign, John enthusiastically supported Democrat Hillary Clinton, telling his fans that the former New York senator personifies “equality, decency, kindness and respect."
"She is, without a doubt, the only candidate supremely qualified to lead this great nation in these challenging times," added the musician.
In sharp contrast, John said the following, in an apparent reference to the then-Republican nominee: “We need a humanitarian in the White House, not a barbarian.”