President-elect Donald Trump said via Twitter:
Thursday night, the president-elect tweeted that he would rather have “the people” at his inauguration swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol next month in Washington, D.C than those members of Hollywood who did “nothing” for Hillary Clinton’s run for the White House.
“The so-called “A” list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!”
The tweet, which does not mention any specific celebrities, follows speculation surrounding who will perform at Trump’s inauguration. The president-elect and his team have reportedly struggled to book A-list talent for the event. A number of Hollywood figures, such as Elton John and David Foster, have reportedly turned down invitations to perform.
So far, the confirmed talent for the inauguration is former “America’s Got Talent” contestant Jackie Evancho, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Radio City Rockettes — although even the latter of those announcements couldn’t be made without kicking up backlash.
Kellyanne Conway, recently named Trump’s counselor to the president, echoed the sentiments of Trump’s tweet in a Good Morning America interview on Thursday.
“This is not the Academy Awards, this is the inauguration for the people the way this has been the election for the people. This is the people’s president,” she said.