Quincy Jones Not Attending Trump’s New Year’s Eve Party, Spokesman Says

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UPDATED: A spokesman for Quincy Jones says that he will be spending New Year’s Eve with his family in Los Angeles and will not be attending a party hosted by President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Earlier on Friday, in a transition team call with reporters, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said that Jones and actor Sylvester Stallone were among those on the guest list for the party, with about 800 guests attending.

Jones’s spokesman, Arnold Robinson, said that he wouldn’t be attending, and didn’t know where Trump’s team got the information.

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Spicer also told reporters that Trump’s wife Melania and son Barron would attend, with events including a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and dancing in the grand ballroom, according to The Hill.

Stallone was reportedly in discussions with Trump about taking some sort of arts role with the administration, perhaps with the National Endowment for the Arts, but he released a statement declining the invitation, instead saying that he could better serve in some capacity supporting military veterans. A spokeswoman for Stallone said that he would be there.

Jones, the legendary music producer, has been a longtime supporter of Democrats, and donated to Hillary Clinton in the recent presidential campaign. He has promoted the idea of creating a White House position devoted to the arts, perhaps a “secretary of the arts.”

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  1. Rose McDonald says:

    Just another lie from Slobberchops Spicer. Sounds like he’s trying to burnish the guest list. by including famous people who aren’t coming.

  2. Nancy Stinson says:

    The good times right now are the direct result of President Obamas vision and guidance. His policies directly contributed to the country’s turnaround. Of course after next month; our sucess will be continued to be sold to the Russians. I can only imagine how long before his inner circle ( elected Republican cult) decided they have to impeach him. One, maybe two years? Meanwhile he would have sold all our national intelligence secrets to Russia and Syria; built more buildings with his name on it; and hopefully not redecorated the White House. This is a national disgrace and our values and our core democracy is gone as of 9 November. This was an illegal election; assisted by a Foreign power;( with whom the Trump campaign was in almost daily contact with ) and the FBI. A Federal agency deliberatrly interfered with the election with the intent of changing the results- and they succeeded. Where is the outrage? From the majority cult in Washington? The answer is with the money going into their pockets and the Democratic laws and expectations they are choosing to ignore. In addition the gleam in their eye with the unmitigated glee with the plan of getting rid of Obamacare-the 25 million Americans currently being covered by it; (the fact that medical costs have decreased in the last few years since Obamacare ) be damned. They aren’t interested in governing but gutting our system and turning us into a Theocracy. Hint the RNC ( not Republican National committe but cult) Christmas statement. A King…..
    He is not a legally elected President; she’s at home. He’s a very seedy character as evidenced by his actions before and especially after the election. A private Security Agency anyone? I’ll see the private agency at the White House and raise you one or two Muslim bans. And illegial raids across the country where certain police agencies will agree to doing raids to arrest “those illegials Muslim radicals..” ( See Az)
    To think I was worried about Mitt Winning….
    The funny thing is the Orange man is so worried about what people think of him that he fails to realize that history will have his eyes on him and will record him for what he truly is…and what millions of us understand him to be!

  3. Just as an FYI to the folks that were fooled into voting for Trump, the right wing Republicans were never for you, and still are not.

    This guy (I can’t even lower myself to call him a man) is a repulsive individual who has played and continues to play on the emotions of all Americans and make a mockery of our institutions and constitution… How so many Americans voted for someone so despicable is unfathomable.

    Unfortunately for Trump, AMERICA IS DOING BETTER THAN EVER. RECORD unemployment numbers, legalized gay marriage, 5% growth, best year for jobs since 1999, consumer confidence up, deficit down 60% in 2014, gas prices low, health insurance cheaper than ever ($85/month), car insurance cheaper than ever ($25 per month from Insurance Panda), the 1% starting to be taxed more!

    I can’t wait for this 4 year night mare to be over!

    • mcgwynne says:

      Kelly wake up!!! Wake up!!! You’re having a nightmare!! Here, have some water. It’s gonna be OK honey. All those “facts” you were babbling are not true. It’s OK they will come true if you believe and have faith not just hope. You were having a wish-fulfillment dream actually when all the people in the land, not just the few States that pretend they know everything, when ALL the Country will prosper together just like the Founding Farhers dreamt. Won’t that be a glorious thing??? Heck, it might even last for eight years!! Now get out of bed, take a shower and wash away all those lies and deceptions you’ve been exposed to and we’ll all have a great New Year’s Eve party OK!!!

  4. Mark says:

    Can anyone in the Trump administration tell the truth? I hear John Wayne is coming to the Inauguration, he’s going to do a song and dance routine with Michael Jackson…should be amazing.

    • Maggie says:

      Wake UP…It’s the STUPID Media creating these “stories”……Trump knows exactly who is coming and who HE personally invited. Trump has LEFT the Media out of any information therefore, they make it up!

      • Frank Reilly says:

        I heard that Charlton Heston will attend as well. This will be “huge” !

      • Jan Elvira says:

        Trump’s spokesman said it. Leave Quincy Jones alone you creepy bullies. Artists have more integrity than any politician.

  5. Linda G. says:

    One-brained Hollywood. Think like a far-left bully or be blacklisted. Tolerance my ass. They actually promote piracy.

    • AWWW don’t go away mad because no A listers want to go to anything that has to do with YOUR president! just go away…funny how they don’t ‘matter’ until they do huh???HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This will be the biggest joke and embarrassing inaugural EVER!!!

  6. Stu Miller says:

    Poor Quincy…Can you imagine his phone ringing off the hook today with angry Democrats harassing, threatening, and trying to intimidate the music legend…

    • Reader says:

      …or maybe not.

      • Jerry Angelo says:

        Since the late 1990s Quincy Jones has donated almost $160,000 to various Democrats(AND ONLY DEMOCRATS) The Obama Victory Fund and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, so I doubt if Democrats bullied him into not going. It’s more likely that Sean Spicers, Donald J. Trump’s spokeman lied about him attending.

  7. Dunstan says:

    Everyone should stay away from this bullying, narcissistic, misogynistic con-man.

    • mcgwynne says:

      C’mon don’t be mean to Obama. He’ll be leaving soon.

      • Jerry Angelo says:

        Name one thing President Barack Obama has said or done that was misogynistic. I bet you can’t. So it obvious he was talking about Donald Trump.

      • mcgwynne says:

        Thanks for the kind support Mark but I already have a fine job working with people who love what they do. Kinda worried about you though. That snarky tone usually indicates lots of unwanted free time on somebody else’s couch.

      • Mark says:

        Wow, that was so “original” how you turned it around on him like that; you’re quite the comedic and linguistic genius, a modern day Oscar Wilde really. You should submit some satirical pieces to The New Yorker or maybe see if Saturday Night Live has any openings in the writing department.

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