Saturday 19 August 2017

Sir Elton John will not perform at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration

Sir Elton John helped campaign for Hillary Clinton
Sir Elton John helped campaign for Hillary Clinton

Sir Elton John will not perform at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, a spokeswoman for the singer has confirmed.

Anthony Scaramucci, a member of Mr Trump's transition team had told BBC Hardtalk the singer would perform at the ceremony in Washington DC next January.

However, a representative for Sir Elton told the Press Association this is untrue.

Sir Elton was a vocal supporter of Mr Trump's opponent Hillary Clinton, performing at a Los Angeles fundraiser for her just weeks before the election.

At the event Sir Elton reportedly said of Mrs Clinton: "We have to elect this humanitarian - we cannot let this barbarian (Mr Trump) in office."

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