After a top Trump adviser said Elton John will perform at the inauguration, the singer’s rep offered a different take on the situation.
The New York Post reports that a rep for the singer said, “Elton will not be performing at Trump’s inauguration.” The statement came after Anthony Scaramucci, a member of the executive committee for Trump’s transition team, was quoted saying just the opposite: “Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the mall for inauguration.”
Scaramucci also said the appearance by John “shows our commitment to gay rights.” He added: “This will be the first American president in U.S. history that enters the White House with a pro-gay rights stance.”
While Trump is reportedly a big fan of John, the report notes that the singer supported Hillary Clinton during the campaign.
Back in October, John said: “We need a humanitarian in the White House, not a barbarian.” He added that Clinton stood for ”equality, decency, kindness and respect.”