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Elton John not playing Trump’s inauguration party, no matter how confidently you say he is

By | Published on Thursday 24 November 2016

Donald Trump

Everything’s so much easier in post-truth politics, isn’t it? You can say anything you like. It doesn’t matter if it’s true or ever likely to happen, the important thing is that some people thought it was. Who cares if Elton John is actually playing Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president? I know I don’t.

“Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the Mall for the inauguration”, Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci matter-of-factly told BBC News show ‘Hardtalk’ this week. It was a line thrown in to support another statement that “Donald Trump will be the first president in US history that enters the White House with a pro-gay rights stance”.

“Incorrect”, a spokesperson for the musician told the New York Times. “He will NOT be performing”.

“There is no truth in this at all”, added a statement to the BBC.

Scaramucci defended himself on Twitter, saying: “It was an honest impression that I got wrong. It was a fast paced interview and you can see I thought it was true”.

Yeah, why would you not think that a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter who previously described Trump as “a barbarian” was playing the inauguration concert?

Oh my god, could this be America’s Bpoplive?