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Report: Nobody Wants to Play at Trump’s Inauguration

Sources told The Wrap that they’re “willing to pay anything,” but musicians are still not forthcoming.

by Alex Robert Ross
Dec 11 2016, 5:14pm

Donald Trump, casino owner, TV huckster, and idol of lonely white supremacists everywhere, will be the undercard when he's sworn in as the President of the United States on January 21. More than a million people will be marching on Washington DC, asserting that "women's rights are human rights," setting the tone for four years of demanding seriously basic shit from a racist, misogynistic narcissist.

According to TheWrap, Trump's constant desire to grab headlines is being further scuppered by his team's inability to book musicians to play at the inauguration. Two "insiders" told the website that Trump's transition team is "offering cash or even a government appointment if they could deliver marquee names."

"They are willing to pay anything," one source told the website. "They told me, 'We'll pay their fees.' Most of these artists' fees are in the six to seven figures." A member of Trump's team apparently said that booking agents and artist's could "Name your price."

TheWrap also quotes the insider as saying that they would be unable to book an artist, regardless of the money on offer: "Not even for a billion dollars."

Trump's team issued a denial of the story, setting the bar quite low in a statement. "We are focused on organizing an exciting and uniting celebration of freedom and democracy," it reads, "while following all rules, regulations and appropriate standards of conduct."‎

The article also makes note of the fact that paying talent to perform at the inauguration, considered a great honor in the past, is highly unusual. Riff Raff has already said that he'd play at the event for $50,000 which honestly seems pretty cheap for an undercard performance, staged outdoors in January, introducing Donald Trump.

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