While nearly all of Hollywood showed up at the White House for Obama’s farewell party, looks like the U.S. president-elect’s inaugural ceremony will not be as star studded as Barack Obama's.
Describing Donald Trump’s vision for the ceremony in artistic terms, Barrack said, "What we've done instead of trying to surround him with what people consider A-listers, is we are going to surround him with the soft sensuality of the place."
"It's a much more poetic cadence than having a circus-like celebration that's a coronation. That's the way this president-elect wanted it. I think it will be contributive. It will be beautiful. The cadence of it is going to be let me get back to work," he added.
"We're fortunate in that we have the greatest celebrity in the world, which is the president-elect," Barrack told reporters.
These statements have come right after Trump was criticized for not being able to gather A-listers for his inauguration ceremony.
Recently, a senior adviser to Donald Trump's 2016 campaign for president of the United States, Boris Epshteyn, shut down all claims and had acknowledged that he is still searching for boldfaced “people” who could validate Trump’s presidency in pop culture.
“We’ll absolutely be rolling more [celebrities] out. No question about it. We are excited about the other ones we’ll be rolling it,” said Epshteyn.
Shutting down all claims, the president-elect took to Twitter himself:
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
Media reports had found that Trump’s inauguration team is so desperate to book high-profile talent that it is “willing to pay steep fees for the performers.”
And of course, Twitter was unable to handle these unusual turn of phrases:
Expect Trump's inauguration to have a "soft sensuality" not a "circus-like celebration" with celebrities, says his inauguration planner— Tara Palmeri (@tarapalmeri) January 10, 2017
Reportedly, before heading to the Capitol, Trump and his wife Melania will join President and Michelle Obama for "coffee or tea" at the White House before riding together to the event.
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