Trump ‘furious’ so many celebrities performing for Biden inauguration
File picture: Donald Trump has held back since his second impeachment
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Donald Trump is furious that so many top celebrities, including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Tom Hanks, will appear at President-elect Joe Biden's opening ceremonies on Wednesday, in stark contrast to his own event four years ago.
Since January 6, when the president-pumped rioters broke through the Capitol Building, Mr. Trump has been hobbling towards the end of his tenure as president, banned from using his favorite social media and otherwise unremarkable.
Now that he's adding salt to his wounds, Mr Trump is said to be especially upset that the kind of A-listers who shunned him during his tenure are going to stand up for Mr Biden, according to a Washington Post report that featured a close person is quoted to the President.
The president was once a staple of celebrity parties in New York City and hosted several high profile events while hosting The Apprentice. During his wedding to Melania in 2005, he had Elton John and Billy Joel sing.
But after the rhetoric of his 2016 campaign and the definition of his tough policies that continued throughout his presidency, many Hollywood stars kept their distance, including his inauguration in January 2017.
Mr Biden's inauguration on Wednesday, a limited matter due to Covid-19, will include a 90-minute prime-time programming hosted by Tom Hanks.
It will include remarks from Mr. Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and appearances from such stars as Ant Clemons, Jon Bon Jovi, the Foo Fighters, John Legend, Eva Longoria, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake and Kerry Washington.
Several other Hollywood stars are also expected to be part of the program. The program is broadcast live on most television channels and via social media.
The star-studded evening show will be preceded by more formal events throughout the day, including an opening ceremony for young Americans, Mr Biden's swearing-in ceremony, an opening speech from the new president, a review - a longstanding military tradition that reflects the peaceful transfer of power to a new commander in chief - A wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, an escort of the President to the White House and a virtual parade in light of the Covid pandemic.
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