Courtesy of the Miami Herald:Last time I looked, it's still a free country. So why not a "Freedom Concert" on Inauguration Day? https://t.co/eGne9aakaI— Robert Reich (@RBReich) December 22, 2016
Robert Reich threw out an idea to his nearly 1.7 million Facebook followers this week that has a lot of people asking: How do we make this happen?
In a Facebook post on Sunday, the former secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton noted the dearth of celebrities and musicians willing to participate in Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities. Many supported Hillary Clinton.
So Reich is championing the idea that celebrities host an event of their own on Inauguration Day to give the official event, starring Trump, a run for the ratings.
“Someone just suggested to me a televised ‘freedom concert’ to air at the same time as the inauguration — with huge celebrities like Beyoncé and Jay Z, Madonna, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, and so on,” Reich wrote. “Alec Baldwin MC’s the event, playing Trump as he does on SNL.
“Presto. The Trump inauguration loses all the TV ratings. Basically, no one watches it.”
I already posted about this "Freedom Concert" earlier last week, but now that Robert Reich is on board it has received significantly more attention.
Now don't be fooled by fake flyers like this one:
Hell at this point I am willing to watch some old guy playing "Oh Say Can You See" on a harmonica if that is all they can scrape together rather than subject myself to whatever passes for entertainment during the inauguration of Putin's puppet.