The New York Post reports:
Elton John will perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, claimed a key adviser, who championed the billionaire as the first president ever to enter the White House with a “pro-gay rights” stance.
“Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the mall for inauguration,” Anthony Scaramucci, a member of the presidential transition team executive committee as well as a vice chair of the presidential inaugural committee, told BBC’s “HARDtalk.”
Having the “Rocket Man” singer perform, he continued, “shows our commitment to gay rights.” John, 69, came out as gay in 1988. The glam pop icon married British filmmaker David Furnish in 2014, when gay marriage became legal in England.
“This will be the first American president in US history that enters the White House with a pro-gay rights stance,” Scaramucci claimed. John has not confirmed whether he will play the inaugural on Jan. 20 in Washington, DC.
During the presidential campaign, the singer supported Democrat Hillary Clinton, and even appeared to call her GOP rival a “barbarian.” “We need a humanitarian in the White House, not a barbarian,” the performer said in October.
At this writing there’s no mention of this claim on any of Elton John’s social media accounts.
UPDATE: Also from the New York Post:
A rep for Elton John denied he will play the inauguration Jan. 20 in Washington, DC., despite claims by a Trump adviser. “Elton will not be performing at Trump’s inauguration,” the rep said. Anthony Scaramucci, a member of the Trump presidential transition team executive committee, as well as a vice chair of the presidential inaugural committee, earlier told the BBC: “Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the mall for inauguration.”
— BBC HARDtalk (@BBCHARDtalk) November 22, 2016