A spokesman for Quincy Jones says that he will be spending New Year’s Eve with his family in Los Angeles and will not be attending a party hosted by President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Earlier on Friday, in a transition team call with reporters, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said that Jones and actor Sylvester Stallone were among those on the guest list for the party, with about 800 guests attending.
Jones’s spokesman, Arnold Robinson, said that he wouldn’t be attending, and didn’t know where Trump’s team got the information. Spicer also told reporters that Trump’s wife Melania and son Barron would attend, with events including a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and dancing in the grand ballroom, according to The Hill.
Variety notes that Jones is longtime Democratic fundraiser and supporter of Hillary Clinton.