Donald Trump’s inauguration will feature a “soft sensuality” rather than be a “circus-like celebration,” according to the chairman of the president elect’s planning committee.
“What we’ve done instead of trying to surround him with what people consider A-listers is we are going to surround him with the soft sensuality of the place,” Tom Barrack, who heads the president-elect’s inaugural committee, told reporters gathered in Trump Tower on Tuesday, according to a pool report.
“It’s a much more poetic cadence than having a circus-like celebration that’s a coronation,” he added. “That’s the way this president-elect wanted it. I think it will be contributive. It will be beautiful. The cadence of it is going to be, ‘Let me get back to work.’”
It is unclear what such “soft sensuality” would look like, but Barrack was responding to a reporter who asked if the inaugural committee is concerned about its line up for the event on Jan. 20. Reports suggest that the planners have had trouble getting stars to come to the inauguration, as Hillary Clinton boasted far more support from celebrities.
Barrack noted that Trump, a former host of the reality television program “The Apprentice” and its sequel, “Celebrity Apprentice,” is himself a celebrity.
“We’re fortunate in that we have the greatest celebrity in the world, which is the president-elect,” Barrack said.