Donald Trump, who lost the presidential election by nearly three million votes but is set to take office anyway, can’t seem to win when it comes to his inauguration plans either. After being turned down by a who’s who of popular musicians who don’t want to be associated with his divisive inaugural, Trump finally settled on Canadian crooner Paul Anka, who wrote the Frank Sinatra hit “My Way.” But as it turns out, Anka is now cancelling on Trump as well.
ANKA TELLS TMZ
Almost immediately after the Paul Anka performance was publicly announced, he decided to back out of it. Anka is telling TMZ that it’s due to family commitments related to a custody battle, and with an excuse that specific, he may indeed be legitimately backing out for personal reasons. But it comes at a time when everyone else in the music business is turning Trump down or cancelling on him because they don’t want to be associated with what he stands for.