Sir Elton John denies claims he will play at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration

'Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the mall for the inauguration,' the vice chair of Mr Trump's presidential inaugural committee previously claimed

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Sir Elton John has denied claims he was going to perform at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration.  

Anthony Scaramucci, who is vice chair of the presidential inaugural committee, said the singer would be performing at the billionaire’s inauguration day in Washington DC in January.

“Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the mall for the inauguration,” Scaramucci said in an interview on BBC Hardtalk on Tuesday.

But Sir John has dismissed his claim. 

“It is completely untrue,” a representative for Sir John told The Independent.

Prior to the Republican nomination, Mr Trump had already made it clear he was keen for Sir Elton to play at his inauguration.

His classic hits such as “Rocket Man” and “Tiny Dancer” are frequently used at Trump rallies. Nevertheless, earlier in the year a publicist for Sir Elton said permission for the music to be played at the political events had not been given.

In the interview, Scaramucci, whose company has donated to LGBT causes in the past, claimed Mr Trump would be the first president to enter the White House with a pro-gay rights stance.