Tom Barrack, the head of Trump’s inauguration committee, has been doing a media round today denying that Donald J Trump ever asked the Italian crooner to perform on his big day.
Barrack told CNBC: ‘Bocelli and his wife … have been friends of Trump since the very beginning.’ He said Bocelli approached Trump with an offer to sing but ‘Donald said, “You don’t need to. We’re not in that kind of a framework. Thanks very much for the offer. You’re my friend. You are always welcome at the White House.”‘