Wednesday 16 August 2017

At least one celebrity has confirmed they will be attending Donald Trump's inauguration

Incoming: The next president of the United States Donald Trump, with his wife Melania Photo: AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Incoming: The next president of the United States Donald Trump, with his wife Melania Photo: AP Photo/Evan Vucci
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump argues with CNN's Jim Acosta during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Vice President-elect Mike Pence is seen in the background as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in Trump Tower, Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Donald Trump with wife Melania and son Barron (10)
The Kardashian family L-R: Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Caitlyn Jenner, Kylie Jenner, North West. Image: Getty
Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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There's at least one celebrity confirmed to attending US President-Elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Reality star Caitlyn Jenner, a staunch Republican who previously said Trump would be "good for women", accepted the invitation and will attend his swearing in on January 20, according to Us Weekly.

A host of celebrities have publicly stated their refusal to perform at the inauguration - including Moby, Charlotte Church, Rebecca Ferguson, Andrea Bocelli and Elton John.

Trump previously said he didn't want celebrities in attendance, but rather wants to focus "on the people". Besides, the head of his inaugural committee said he is in fact the "greatest celebrity in the world."

Caitlyn Jenner arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Caitlyn Jenner arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

"So what we've done instead of trying to surround him with what people consider A-listers is we are going to surround him with the soft sensuality of the place,' Barrack told reporters.

"That's the way this president-elect wanted it. I think it will be contributive. It will be beautiful. The cadence of it is going to be "let me get back to work."

Meanwhile, Jenner said she believes Trump will bring the US "back to what it was".

"I believe in the simple things. I believe in our Constitution. I think the Republican side, although I’ve been very disappointed with them over the last 10 to 20 years, has a better opportunity to bring this country back to, really, as close as you can to what it was," she said.

"I have kind of positioned myself with the Republican party to try to help these people understand. [To help] the Republican party understand what the issues are for the LBGT community."

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