With multiple crises rocking the nation, President Donald Trump is spending his last few hours in office seething with jealousy over the number of A-List celebrities who will participate in President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Trump, who has refused to attend the traditional ceremony, is fuming that Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and Tom Hanks will be there while he could only roundup a few has-beens for his.
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The pop divas will headline the event, with Gaga singing the national anthem. Hanks will host the televised broadcast.
Gaga supported Biden during the 2020 campaigns, encouraging her fans to vote for the former vice president. Her support for Biden even got Donald Trump’s attention. She got under his skin.
“Now he’s got Lady Gaga,” Trump said at a rally just before the election.
Within hours of taking office, the administration issued the first in a long litany of blatant lies, insisting that the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration exceeded the size of former President Barack Obama’s swearing-in. Photos showed that it clearly wasn’t, but Trump insisted that administration officials lie and declare that he had won an imaginary competition.
Now Trump is turning full circle with inauguration jealousy. Instead of attending Biden’s ceremony, he will leave the White House earlier in the morning to fly on Air Force One to his Florida resort. He demanded a military spectacle for his departure that is normally reserved for visiting heads of state and looks good on television.
Trump reportedly also wanted to fly out of Washington D.C. on Air Force One, the president’s plane. He is scheduled to land in Florida at 11am, because at noon the plane would lose the Air Force One designation once Trump is no longer president. He reportedly did not want to ask Biden’s permission to use the presidential plane one last time.
Most outgoing presidents fly out of the city to begin their civilian lives in a different government jet.
J.Lo is the proud auntie of her non-binary nibling and has long been supportive of racial and LGBTQ equality. In 2013, she was presented with HRC’s Ally for Equality award and in 2014 GLAAD gave her the GLAAD Vanguard Award.
Other musical performances that have been announced for the inauguration will be from Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, and Ant Clemons.
Country singer Toby Keith and the band Three Doors Down performed at a concert held during Trump’s inauguration. Actor Jon Voight spoke.