“Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the mall,” for Donald Trump’s inauguration, a top Trump adviser told BBC Hardtalk‘s Stephen Sackur on Wednesday morning.
There’s just one problem…There’s no way in HELL Elton John would ever play at the president-elect’s inauguration. When asked by The New York Post, the famed singer-songwriter’s representative flatly told them:
‘Elton will not be performing at Trump’s inauguration.’
During the election, Elton John supported Hillary Clinton and played at several fundraising concerts for her, including one with Katy Perry in March and another at the end of Sept. He told The Hollywood Reporter he wants someone in the White House who stands for “equality, decency, kindness and respect.”
‘We need a humanitarian in the White House, not a barbarian.’
In other words, definitely not Donald Trump.
But there Anthony Scaramucci, a key adviser on Mein Trumpf’s transition team, is on the TV telling his host the famously gay Elton John would play. Apparently, he wants to polish Donald Trump’s tarnished image in the English-speaking world and is counting on the majority of Americans not watching the BBC because of fancy accents and real news and things.
The British Broadcasting Corp. is PBS for countries that are part of the British Commonwealth of Nations…Only the BBC receives enough funds from taxpayers they don’t need to rely on right-wing corporate donors to stay afloat.
Scaramucci also claimed Trump will be the first U.S. president to “enter the White House with a pro-Gay rights stance.” He is, of course, making a veiled attack against Barack Obama. Although he always supported “broader equality” for LGBT people, he didn’t come out in support of gay marriage until 2012.
So technically this claim could be true if Donald Trump actually gave a damn about LGBT people or anyone besides himself…And if he hadn’t picked an avid LGBT-hater like Mike Pence to serve as his V.P. As Rachel Maddow reminded us last week Mike Pence’s anti-LGBT policies as the Governor of Indiana are horrific. For starters, he found a sneaky way to make same-sex marriage a felony in his state. He also wants to take away money from HIV and AIDS research and plow it into “conversion therapy” to “fix” LGBTQ people by praying while torturing and electrocuting them.
Watch: Top Trump adviser claims Elton John will play at the inauguration.
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