- It appears the star-studded lineup for Joe Biden’s inauguration is reportedly making Donald Trump furious
- The outgoing president is disturbed by the number of famous faces that signed up to perform compared to his own inauguration
- Lady Gaga, J. Lo, Tom Hanks, John Legend, Eva Longoria, are among the A-listers billed to make an appearance
With less than a day to the inauguration of Joe Biden, his predecessor President Donald Trump is furious that so many top celebrities signed up for the president-elect's swearing-in ceremony.
The Independent, citing Washington Post as its source, noted that the president is reportedly upset that the A-listers who shunned him during his tenure are going to perform at Biden’s inaugural celebrations on Wednesday, January 20, compared to his own event back in January 2017.
A source close to Trump told the international news publication that Trump is particularly upset as many Hollywood stars maintained their distance during his own inauguration and refused to have anything to do with the ceremonies.
According to multiple reports, celebrities that will feature in the programme include Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Ant Clemons, Jon Bon Jovi, the Foo Fighters, John Legend, Eva Longoria, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, and Kerry Washington.
Activities lined up for the day include a star-studded evening show, an inaugural celebration for young Americans, Biden’s swearing-in ceremony, an inaugural address by the new president, a pass in review, wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery, a presidential escort to the White House, and a virtual parade.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that ahead of the inauguration of Biden as the new president, the Capitol building in Washington DC was on lockdown owing to a security threat.
Journalists at the scene said that a rehearsal for Biden's inauguration has been suspended. It was learnt that security is tightened in the area with thousands of national guard members deployed.
Eyewitnesses reported smoke near the Capitol, adding that the Washington DC fire service said it had responded to a fire nearby which was now extinguished.
It said that an alert circulated to Capitol staff stated the complex was on lockdown with no-one being allowed in or out. The report also had it that all 50 US states and the District of Columbia (DC) are on alert for possible violent protests ahead of Biden's inauguration on Wednesday, January 20.
It was reported that the FBI had warned of possible armed marches by pro-Trump supporters. It said that an alert circulated to Capitol staff stated the complex was on lockdown with no-one being allowed in or out.
The report also had it that all 50 US states and the District of Columbia (DC) are on alert for possible violent protests ahead of Biden's inauguration on Wednesday, January 20, saying that the FBI had warned of possible armed marches by pro-Trump supporters.
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Source: Briefly News