Organizers of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration are planning an event fit for the “greatest celebrity in the world,” featuring the beauty and “sensuality” of Washington.
“We're fortunate in that we have the greatest celebrity in the world, which is the president-elect, side by side with the current president,” said Thomas Barrack, an investor who serves as chairman of Trump's inaugural committee. “So 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 circuslike celebration that's a coronation,” he added, speaking to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York after a meeting Tuesday with the president-elect.
“The cadence of it is going to be 'let me get back to work,' " he added.
Trump has been dogged by the suggestion that his inauguration has a dearth of A-list talent after several acts have reportedly refused to perform.
President Obama said that Trump and Melania Trump have been invited to the White House for coffee or TV on the morning of the inauguration. The four will probably ride over from the White House to the Capitol.