Donald Trump: ‘I don’t want the celebrities — I want the people’


President-elect Donald Trump says he wants “the people” — not the celebrities — at this week’s inaugural events and that there will be crowds “rarely seen before.”

“Many of the celebrities that are saying they’re not going — they were never invited,” Mr. Trump said in an interview that aired Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.” “I don’t want the celebrities — I want the people.”

“And we have the biggest celebrities in the world there — the biggest in the world,” he said.

There will be three official presidential inaugural balls this year, compared to the 10 that President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended in 2009.

“We have one ball — I think it’s 25,000 people and they’re going to be bigger,” Mr. Trump said. “Who wants to have like 10 different balls?”

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