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WaPo Mocks Trump By Saying No Stars Are Performing At 4th of July White House Concert

On Wednesday, The Washington Post mocked President Trump because most major stars were not performing at the White House Independence Day celebration.

Noting that comedian Jimmy Fallon, the Foo Fighters and singer Michelle Branch performed at former president Barack Obama’s first Fourth of July celebration at the White House in 2009, the Post gushed, “Performing at the White House is like a really big deal. At least it was during the Obama years, when marquee names lined up to take the hot summer stage on the South Lawn with the Mall’s storied fireworks display going off in the background.”

The Post notes that the event is “organized by the USO for more than a thousand military troops and their families,” then continues:

Big arena acts such as the Killers, Cedric the Entertainer, Brad Paisley, Pitbull, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monae and more have performed at the White House’s barbecue, concert and firework viewing party, which is organized by the USO for more than a thousand military troops and their families. That was then.

Then, the mockery: “This year, taking the stage will be . . . two ‘American Idol’ finalists. As in, not actual winners. Ever heard of Jax? Jonny Brenns? Not ringing a bell? You’re not alone. “

The Post mocks country singer Sara Evans, who will perform at the White House, writing that her “last hit was back when ‘Lost’ was still on the air (that was 2010, for the record, if you can remember that far back).”

The Post notes that Jax, who it snarkily notes “finished third on ‘American Idol’ in 2015,” has been vilified on social media for performing at the White House this year. Jax responded to the insults hurled at her by tweeting:

Classical pianist Lola Astanova, also performing at the Independence Day concert, told Women’s Wear Daily, “This day goes beyond one president. It’s a way to pay tribute to our troops. That’s really what this concert is about. Presidents come and go, but the Fourth of July and the celebration of our country is really what this event is about. It’s an honor to perform the national anthem at the White House on Independence Day. As a first-generation American, it’s quite meaningful.”

The Post concluded:

Just a mile and a half away from the South Lawn, a slew of celebs will be performing at PBS’s annual “A Capitol Fourth.” That event, hosted by John Stamos and airing live at the same time as the White House event, airs on PBS, will showcase the Beach Boys, Pentatonix, Jimmy Buffett and the cast of his Broadway show “Escape to Margaritaville,” Chita Rivera, Luke Combs, the Temptations and more. Perhaps next year Jimmy Fallon could dust off his 10-year-old act for the Trumps’ celebration. But . . . probably not.

Enjoy the mockery, Post, because there are a hell of a lot of us who don’t worship at the altar of celebrity.

And we vote.

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19 Comments
  • marco a. poshar says:

    who need so called Stars ?????????just American Patriots, are good enough for me ,,,,,,,less Hollywood -more people that are making America great again ,,,,,

  • American people are the stars ..I never heard of the people they are calling stars..

  • ROSE says:

    I AM SURE THE BIG STARS(ASSHOLES)WERE NOT INVITED,YOU GOTTA BE A TRUE AMERICAN TO BE INVITED TO A WHITE HOUSE AFFAIR.KARMA HAS BITE A BIG BUNCH OF THEM.AND KARMA WILL TAKE CARE OF A LOT MORE OF THE UN-AMERICANS.

  • Delores says:

    If America’s success were measured by the so called ‘stars” do and say, this would be one sorry America. MAGA!

  • Randie Walton says:

    Stars, who needs them. We don’t want their support anyway. Obama always had a lot of nobodies on his side. After all, he was never a Real President. He was and still is a Celebrity Wanna Be

  • Doyle Jones says:

    You can have these so called stars they are Disgusting liberals who are asking for Open Borders and giving illegals what they don’t want America citizens to have so we can pay the bills you stars care so much for them start Housing them in you fancy Wall Protected Hollywood Homes we don’t need your trash any more

  • Ron Brooks says:

    Chita Rivera, The Killers, Jimmy Fallon, who are those people? Washington Compost will do anything to go against the first real President we have had in many years. Celebrities played for Obama because he was the first black “President”, not because they loved him. And maybe President Trump decided paying spoiled people millions of dollars to play one song was a waste of tax dollars.

  • Dear WASHPOO,

    I’m not sure how to ‘splain this to you, but…

    The PEOPLE that are appearing are rated higher on the ‘BEST ENTERTAINER’ list than the WASH-POO rates on the ‘most read newspaper’ list.

    So, when you are OUTCLASSED, it’s a good idea not to make yourselves such an easy target.

  • Iasbel says:

    Maybe , just maybe only real PPL well be there ! ! Hellywood is died ! !
    My President Trump was doing a good job, is doing a good job and
    ALWAYS well do a great job ! !

  • Marilyn says:

    I have some news for you. We are sick of ego-driven stars who think they have the right and the intelligence to tell us how to think and how to vote.

  • Diana says:

    Myself if I were Trump would have service people perform and even religious singers the hell with these ungrateful so called stars not worth the trouble

  • Fred Martell says:

    It sounds like complaining that they weren’t invited , not bragging . But of course we know how shallow Hollywood has become . No loss

  • James Kelly says:

    Not much I can add.

    Thank you Mr. Trump.

  • CJ says:

    A group needs to go stand at the wall of some of these “Stars” compounds and demand they take them down. If my country doesn’t need walls, neither does their homes. Knock em’ down!!

  • Gary Schuy says:

    Can’t believe how childish the Post is, and they call themselves “PROFESSIONALS”????? The Joke of the Year., On the other hand, it also means that the President is on the right Track.

  • Gary Schuy says:

    Time to cut PBS Funding.it is a Public financed Station, and they do not have the permission to the mouth of the way they do.Time for the President to do something about it.Don’t like my Tax Dollar to be spend this Way.

  • Debra says:

    The REAL STARS were there. Military personnel are the REAL STARS. They are the reason we get to celebrate the 4th of July.

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