Elton John Will Not Be Performing At Donald Trump’s U.S. Inauguration After All

Christina Lee | November 23, 2016 11:59 am
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UPDATE: In a statement to Rolling Stone, Elton John‘s representative denied these reports, noting that “he will not be performing” at the forthcoming U.S. inauguration.


Donald Trump aide claims that Elton John, of all people, will perform at his U.S. inauguration.

“By the way, this will be the first American president in U.S. history that enters the White House with a pro-gay rights stance,” said Anthony Scaramucci, vice president of Trump’s inaugural committee, to BBC HARDtalk. “Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the [Washington D.C. National] Mall for the inauguration.”

To be fair, John’s publicist Fran Curtis has already swiftly denied these claims, to both New York Post and The New York Times. “Incorrect. He will NOT be performing,” she wrote to the latter. John also denied endorsing Trump, after the Republican nominee played “Rocket Man” during his campaign trail.

But if you’re at all confused by Scaramucci’s comments — well, you’re hardly alone.

Last spring, NYT reported on Trump’s support of John in particular — how he congratulated the singer on marrying David Furnish and even contributed to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Once he entered politics, though, Trump said that he’d “strongly consider” appointing judges to overturn the U.S. same sex marriage decision.

Watch Donald Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci talk Elton John below.

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