Kayne Won't Perform At The Trump Inauguration Because He's "Not Traditionally American"

Submitted by: normalfreak2 3 months ago Entertainment

Well, now we know partially what Trump discussed with Kanye West when the "artist" visited the president-elect at Trump Tower last month. Except West won't be invited to perform today, tomorrow during the actual inauguration, or any of the other official White House-affiliated events.

Why? Because Tom Barrack, a member of the Trump regime and chair of Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee told CNN that Kanye is "not traditionally American."

Barrack also took the opportunity of this CNN interview to address his frustration with the more than two dozen Democratic lawmakers boycotting the inauguration, "Of course I'm disappointed because I think adults should play well in the sandbox," he said. "This is the President of the United States. This is not a joke."

Barrack is right -- "adults should play well in the sandbox." Except Trump insists on shitting in the sandbox with ever tweet. Trump is treating the presidency as nothing more than a joke

It should also be noted that Barrack and his committee has booked Toby Keith, The Rockettes, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Jackie Evancho, to perform for the inaugural ceremonies -- it's gonna be a very white inauguration.

Besides being very white, it will also be very "intimidating" in terms of military pomp and circumstance -- Trump has requested 20 US Air Force and US Navy jets and helicopters to sweep over the proceedings as well as US Army military tanks WITH MISSLE LAUNCHERS. The presidential equivalent of a lifted Chevy F-150 with monster-sized tires, and a set of plastic balls dangling from the tow hitch. 

So far, Trump has only gotten the green light for the jets and helicopters.
There are 34 comments:
Male 1,205
Just looked threw Obamas little party, not one white performer and to a almost totally black crowd, is this his Idea of inclusion. So don't try and slander Trump when Obama is doing this and I doubt that any black performers excepted a invitation to the inauguration . Not counting the previously mentioned participants. Just a personal observation.
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Male 1,645
casaledana great point bro
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Male 37,273
Were there no military jet fly-overs for either of Obama's Inaugurations? 
https://mara-gamiel.blogspot.ca/2009/01/obama-inauguration-of-barack-obama-ufo.html
Oops, that's a  UFO! I guess it doesn't count?

But in fact there was military stuff flying over as part of the ceremonies, as has been for every single President I can recall... so what a fucking joke this post is. Pissing yourself because some military planes will do a fly-past? THIS is the BEST you got? Wow, just pathetic.
It's going to be a sweet 8 years watching the DNC and MSM (sorry to be redundant) pissing themselves with fear and hate. 
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Male 1,645
5cats you ok bro?
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Male 37,273
Mildly amusing: Sort of on-topic:

Lolz! I hope!
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Male 1,645
5cats oh man hilarious!
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Male 7,636
You have to admit: Not Traditionally American is much more politically correct than Bat-Shit Crazy,
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Male 6,431
megrendel LOL I agree.
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Male 4,029
This just in artists such as Sam Moore, Chrisette Michele, and Ravi Jakhotia need to be viewed as white performers in order to generate the intended race-oriented partisan outlook this post is aiming for. Also the Talladega College Marching Band should no longer be viewed as coming from a historically black college.

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Male 37,273
richanddead Remember: A half-Columbian half-Jew is also "white" if the MSM says he is. BUT a Mexican (or any other Latino) is a "coloured minority" when convenient....
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Male 1,645
5cats what is the point you are trying to make?
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Male 1,645
5cats 3 doors nickleback
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Male 6,431
richanddead I just found it funny that Kayne isn't traditionally American but The IRISH River Dancer Michael Flatley will be performing. I didn't care about anything else in the article.
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Male 1,645
normalfreak2 toby keith is not traditionaly an artist  but hes performing
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Male 720
richanddead To be fair I don't know how much of his camp not wanting people to be there, and more so people not wanting to be associated with him.
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Male 37,273
You (IAB readers I mean) do know that some of the "two dozen Democratic lawmakers boycotting the inauguration" ALSO boycotted Bush's inauguration too, right? It is not "unprecedented" nor is it original. It just proves how closed minded and vindictive they truly are.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/01/17/congress-members-not-going-to-trump-inauguration/96652942/

Question: How many Repubs boycotted Obama's inauguration? I don't mean 'skipped it' or didn't attend, I mean like that guy John Lewis did (it was mentioned on IAB, I forget where tho), openly announce it and claim Obama 'wasn't legitimate'? 
And did the MSM fawn all over those Repubs, if any, like they did to this bigoted bunch?

And then Lewis (and the MSM) pretend he didn't also boycott Bush, and for the exact same reason! And the MSM attacking Trump for pointing out the facts, on and on the bullshit goes!!

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Male 1,645
5cats 5batshits fireside chat with us iab users.

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Male 6,431
5cats They aren't required to attend, so what's the big deal?
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Male 1,205
normalfreak2   This has nothing to do with requirement, it has to do with respecting America and the Office of the President. I would not like it if my own reps. refused to attend the Inauguration. All this does is make them look petty. The place to protest is with there votes and in a proper forum. 
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Male 4,964
casaledana When will the Trump start repecting the office?
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Male 6,431
casaledana OK so there's no law requiring that they be there, yet you want them to be there because of how it makes them look? Ok fine, you can call them out on that and to a certain degree I agree but I don't hold it against them.  They aren't legally bound to be there, Those congressmen and women fulfilled their constitutional duty and that's all I really care about.  They have freedom of speech, I say let them do what they want.
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normalfreak2  Did I say anything about there right to do what they are doing. NO, did I say they should be punished.NO, NO mater what, I fell that this shows disrespect for The Americans that what a united country, and for the Office of President the United States. If you cant see the problem with dissing the Office I would like you to stop whining about complaints about Obama.
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Male 6,431
casaledana How is it "dissing the office"?  The inauguration is ceremony that's it.  By not participating in a revolt or being violent is respecting the office.  You know the peaceful transfer of power?
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Male 37,273
normalfreak2 NO ONE is saying that not attending is disrespectful, YOU are changing the subject, again!

What IS SAID is that OPENLY CLAIMING the duly elected President is illegitimate AND THEREFOR you will boycott the inauguration in protest is highly disrespectful. It is his right to do so, again no one says otherwise, you are 'defending' against nothing... 
But clearly it is the opposite of respect for the US Constitution, the entire Government, both parties and most especially the citizens of the USA.
Even a blind bat can see that...
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Male 6,431
5cats     

I fell that this shows disrespect for The Americans that what a united country, and for the Office of President the United States.

I suppose I suffer from reading comprehension.  Maybe I should take it from someone who has none like you and see only what I want to see?
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Male 1,408
casaledana I don't see how publicly reprimanding the president-elect for acting inappropriately on Twitter is disrespectful to America or the Office of President. Was the million-man march disrespectful to America or to the American Government? Were the protests against the Iraq War disrespectful to America or to the Military? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the point of a silent protest is to make a peaceful, large, symbolic display in a respectful manner. 
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Male 1,205
bliznik  Nothing you mentioned is the Inauguration of the of the President of the United States. These were all the people speaking out against polices of or for the United States and not the  transition of the Office of the President, again there is a place for protest and this is not the way for such important (gag)people in the governing branches of the government to protest. This is one day when we should all come together at least for one day. And did you notice that I did not say one thing about the peoples right to protest which they are doing in spades.
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Male 1,408
OK
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Male 37,273
casaledana Correct again Casaledana! Something that NF2 simply does not comprehend!
Until the day before the election? The Dems and MSM (sorry to be redundant) were POUNDING the "accept the results" meme.
On Nov.10? Suddenly? It's NO IT WAS RIGGED meme. NOT VALID! Totally hacked... bullshit.
And NF2 cannot admit this simple, obvious fact. He's that pathetic.
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Male 6,431
5cats Actually Trump was calling it rigged.  The Dems and MSM n ever said the election was "rigged"
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Male 5,723
5cats This boycott business is ridiculous. The man is going to be the President. It's time to get over the dissatisfaction of his having won and get on with trying to be a nation.
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Male 1,645
broizfam we need more ritz from canada to argue
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Male 37,273
broizfam Exactly Broizfam! Show some grace and dignity and, if there's room, show up for a couple of hours. John Lewis has none of those characteristics, shameless.

I've read that Bill and Hillary will attend, there's something positive! Jimmy Carter too? I forget now.

Bush-1 and his wife won't attend though... they're in ICU at a hospital... O_o I do consider that a valid excuse! And he apparently sent a hand written note of apology. That's class.
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Male 1,645
5cats 5cats class.
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