Friday, January 13, 2017

Jennifer Holliday, Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down - Trump Inauguration

I guess the level of bullying from Trump haters shouldn't be surprising, but it is disheartening.

Can't they give the spewing of their ugliness a rest for just a couple of days? How about a couple of hours? Too much to ask?

Yes, we know they hate Trump, but out of respect for the office of the presidency, as well as just a modicum of respect for millions of their fellow American citizens, can't they at least not crucify the individual performers deciding to participate in the celebration of our great country?

The Leftists even have to diss state fairs in the process of slamming entertainers willing to perform at Trump inaugural events?

I LOVE THE WISCONSIN STATE FAIR! Don't mess with my state fair!

From the Associated Press:
Inaugural planners have released the lineup for Donald Trump's welcome celebration on the eve of his swearing-in. The headliners include country star Toby Keith, singer Jennifer Holliday and actor Jon Voight.

Trump's team says other performers include the rock band 3 Doors Down, The Piano Guys, Lee Greenwood and RaviDrums.

The groups will be performing in a free "welcome celebration" concert at the Lincoln Memorial that will be available for live broadcast.

Trump himself will speak during the program as well. And the concert will feature fireworks and military bands.

From the New York Times:

Jennifer Holliday sang for the Reagans. She sang for the Bushes (father and son). And she sang for the Clintons.

So when the planners of this year’s presidential inauguration reached out to the Tony-winning singer this week to ask if she would sing during a welcome concert the day before Donald J. Trump is to be sworn in as president, she said yes.

“I’m singing on the mall for the people,” she said. “I don’t have a dog in this fight — I’m just a singer, and it’s a welcome concert for the people on the mall.”

Ms. Holliday, speaking during a telephone interview Friday afternoon, said she had not supported Mr. Trump’s candidacy — “I voted for Mrs. Clinton, and they knew that.” But, she said, “if someone wants me to sing a national anthem or something, we think about America, and we go.”

...Ms. Holliday said she was asked on Wednesday if she would sing at the concert scheduled for Jan. 19, and she agreed, seeing the request as similar to those she received to sing at the White House during past Republican and Democratic presidencies. “I just thought of the history part of it, and about singing on the mall where Marian Anderson paved the way for me to sing as a black American,” she said, referring to a 1939 concert that Ms. Anderson, a popular singer, performed from the Lincoln Memorial after being denied permission to sing at Constitution Hall because she was black.

Ms. Holliday said she had been startled and disheartened on Friday by the venom that greeted the news of her participation.

“It brought a lot of threats from people already saying I’ll never work again,” she said. “If that’s what America has come to, where we all hate and bully people, there’s no more freedom of speech.”

She added, “I know everybody hates me now, but that shows we are all just hateful people now — we don’t even want to work together.”

And, she said, “If it’s the end of everything for me, then it has to be the end of everything for me. I would hope that’s not how it ends up, but right now I would like to be a part of a welcoming part of America. If we’re only going to let Trump be the face of America, I say let’s not let him be the only face of America — someone else could stand and show a light of love or hope or forgiveness.”
What class!

Jennifer Holliday is displaying the best of America and what it means to live in a free country.


UPDATE: Jennifer Holliday backs out of Trump inauguration performance

What we've learned: Bullying works.

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