- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 12, 2017

Marie Osmond said she would be willing to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration if she could, saying its time for Americans to come together and support the president.

Ms. Osmond and her brother, Donny Osmond, have performed at previous presidential inaugurations, including Ronald Reagan’s in 1981. She told Yahoo Finance in an interview Tuesday that she hasn’t been invited to perform at Mr. Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration, but she would be willing to if only she wasn’t scheduled to be on vacation during the same time.

“I think when it comes to our country, we need to unite, and to not support our president I think is wrong,” she said.

“I think we should all support, whether we are happy or sad or everything else. This is America,” Ms. Osmond added. “We should come together, and I think an inauguration should be a time to unite. It really should.”

Several performers have publicly rejected alleged invites to appear at Mr. Trump’s inauguration. Moby wrote in an Instagram post Monday that he was “still laughing” after he claimed to have been invited to DJ at his inaugural ball. Charlotte Church wrote Tuesday on Twitter that she turned down an offer to sing at the event, calling the president-elect a “tyrant.” Rebecca Ferguson said she would accept an invite only if she could perform Billie Holiday’s rendition of the anti-lynching anthem “Strange Fruit.”

The Radio City Rockettes, Talladega Marching Tornadoes, Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Jackie Evancho have all seen their share of controversy since agreeing to perform at the inauguration.


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