It’s less than a month away from January 20 when Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the U.S.A., but his team is struggling to find entertainers to perform.
Fox News reports, Dec. 22, 2016, that the only confirmed entertainers so far are 16-year-old “America’s Got Talent” 2010 runner-up Jackie Evancho, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Rockettes.
Even pro-Trump entertainers are politely declining, giving one excuse or another. They include Gene Simmons of KISS and country singer Garth Brooks. Opera singer Andrea Bocelli initially accepted the invitation, but then withdrew, reportedly because of the backlash he’d received.
TMZ reports yesterday that the reason is because entertainers believe they will be “blackballed” if they perform at the Trump inauguration:
There’s a secret scare in the music world over Donald Trump’s inauguration … some singers and bands want to perform but they’re getting cold feet because they’re worried it will hurt their career.
Sources in the music industry connected with people who have been “on the list” tell us … some of the singers and groups have floated rumors they might perform to judge the public reaction … which by and large has scared them into running for the hills instead of towards the Hill.
We’re told trial balloons were floated by at least 4 camps … we’re told everyone’s so scared of the backlash the camps will never admit they’ve even entertained the prospect of singing at the inauguration … they’re all so worried it will negatively impact the artists’ careers.
It’s a sea change from every other inauguration. Up to now it didn’t matter if it was a Dem or a Republican … there were enough big stars willing to perform it wasn’t a problem.
This should put the end, once and for all, to the myth of “liberal tolerance”.
To call “liberal tolerance” a myth actually is too kind. In psychological parlance, it’s the narcissists’ Grandiose False Self — a big lie that preening liberals tell themselves and the world.
In winning the GOP primaries and the 2016 presidential election, Trump has defied every expectation in the book. I suggest that his inauguration should be likewise.
Think outside of the box!
Instead of big-name singers and stars from the Hollywood cesspool, he should ask U.S. military bands, as well as school bands from the small towns and cities of red states, to perform at the inauguration. They are more reflective and representative of the tens of millions of everyday Americans who’ve voted for Trump.
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