David Foster has turned down an offer from Donald Trump to organize his upcoming inauguration on January 20.
The award-winning composer issued a statement to Us Weekly shortly after reports claiming that the Canadian composer was arranging the performers for the event began surfacing.
“I was invited to participate and I politely declined,” Foster said in a statement issued to Us Weekly on Saturday. “I have no idea where this story came from. Neither me nor my manager was ever contacted by Page Six or any other media outlet.”
Foster, who reportedly supported Hillary Clinton during the campaign, was spotted chatting with his rumoured new girlfriend Christie Brinkley and Clinton at New York City’s Polo Bar.
“Christie is a steadfast Hillary fan and supporter and went up to Hillary,” a source reveals to Us. “Hillary was very gracious and chatted with her. There was a lot of love in the room for Hillary that night and people applauded her.”
Performers rumoured to have made Trump’s shortlist include America’s Got Talent season 5 runner-up Jackie Evancho and Andrea Bocelli. “I have recently been asked by the president-elect to perform the national anthem for the swearing-in ceremony at the inauguration, and I am so excited,” the 16-year-old singer confirmed the news. “It’s gonna be awesome! I felt really honoured. To be able to sing for the office, it’s a great honour for me.”