Trump Didn’t Even Say Hello to Chrisette Michele at His Inauguration…

Chrisette Michele Left Hanging at Trump Inauguration
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Chrisette Michele Left Hanging at Trump Inauguration
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She played right before Donald Trump started speaking.  She pleaded for a face-to-face conversation with the president.  Ultimately, Chrisette Michele was left profoundly disappointed.

Last week, we reported that Chrisette Michele lost a lucrative Netflix gig after agreeing to play Donald Trump’s Inauguration.  But maybe that was worth it, especially in light of a $250,000 check for the Inaugural performance.

Chrisette Michele Loses Netflix Deal After Trump Performance

Now, we’re learning that Chrisette Michele was treated like the help at the Inaugural ball where she performed.  And that includes being denied any opportunity to meet with the incoming President.  In fact, Trump flat out declined to even greet the singer, or even shake her hand before speaking.

We’re also learning that Chrisette Michele’s family has disowned her as a result of the performance.

Here’s what the singer just relayed in a conversation with ‘The Breakfast Show,’ a syndicated morning radio show hosted by DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God.

Charlamagne Tha God: “Let’s just get right into it.  Why’d you decide to perform for Donald Trump?”

Chrisette Michele: “I needed [Trump] to see us.  I needed him to see what we have to say, what we look like, how we talk.  With the entire campaign experience, I think many of us were wondering,  ‘Who’s he talking to?’  You’d hear something and ask, ‘Why does he think it’s okay for him to talk to us like that?’

“I needed him to see what ‘us’ looks like.

“On the campaign, he kept talking to the people who feel like they don’t belong or who feel like they aren’t being heard.  I didn’t know if we were being heard. So I had to go.

“There was no hesitation.”

But sadly, despite an impassioned plea, she was unable to meet President Trump.  Previously, Chrisette Michele personally met Barack Obama after performing at a 2016 state dinner performance for the Obamas.

“I looked her in the eye and said, ‘My family has disowned me.'”

The time, it was entirely different, with Michele pushed aside despite a desperate plea.  “Originally I was supposed to perform directly after [Trump’s] first speech, and I had done that with Barack Obama before,” Michele told Billboard.  “So I was used to that kind of experience.”

“And the woman who organized the event came and told me, ‘Now you’re going to go first and he’s going to go after you.’ I looked her in the eye and said, ‘My family has disowned me. If you decide to Google me, you’ll see that America is writing about me in their newspapers.  I’m the black poster child for discord right now, and he’s not going to shake my hand?'”

“So no, I didn’t get to meet him.”


13 Responses

  1. KevinC

    Stop reporting on nonsense mate. Is this what you want for DMN now, silly non-events masquerading as news.

    • Ginko Biloba

      KevenC, I cannot disagree more. If Trump didn’t say hello to Chrisette Michele, will he say hello to me, or hello to anyone? I’m positive that President Obama said hello to me when I saw him on TV that one time. It does show you what a mean, despicable, megalomaniac he really is. And if I didn’t read it here on DMN, I wouldn’t even know about it!

      • Paul Resnikoff

        Two thoughts here.

        First, Trump was undoubtedly busy with packed rooms, and a full list of people trying to talk to him.

        BUT, that said, Chrisette Michele went way out to make this happen. She said repeatedly she wanted to form a bridge with her performance. So it’s a little disappointing.

        • Trump is Hamilton see Federalist Papers

          Oh cut it out. This is the “Inauguration”. No reasonable person would ever have the nerve to have the expectation to make it all about them, when the greatest nation on earth is celebrating its most important attribute; ‘the peaceful transition of power’. Albeit the left-wing were not peaceful, but then again they never are.

          Not, that I really believe she had that expectation to begin with. Someone needs to take ownership for this.

        • Jason

          A Little disappointing? Please she should have known by the last 18 months what he was like..he has no idea who she is or could he care less..She was well aware of the consequences of her actions..She should have wanted to see Ivanka..that would have taken her a bit farther than Trump who would have forgotten her name in 2 minutes or less.

  2. Seth Keller

    As a manager, I’ve always told clients the only reason to take a private/corporate gig is for the money or if you strongly believe in the cause. If you’re looking for “exposure” or appreciation from the attendees or the person or organization hosting the event, you’ll be sorely disappointed.

    Despite being televised, this was a private gig. If she didn’t do it for one of the above reasons, then she was not advised well. If she did, then she shouldn’t have expected anything more.

  3. Todd Elliott Koger

    When will someone finally speak up, his senior staff SUCKS!!! As an entity they are failing him in the same manner that they troubled his campaign. There are just too many issues and unnecessary problems that have no place in the execution of what Donald Trump is trying to do. They have one responsibility, to protect the president from those things that threaten to sabotage his administration. It’s a science and the “high-paid” scientists are not doing their job. We have neither the time nor reason to entertain anymore of this amateurism. Do your job. Because there are unemployed individuals in the inner city who can’t keep bailing you out . . . .

    Omarosa Manigault was a guest on “The View” yesterday. She defended President Donald Trump using verbatim “point-helping” words that were shared in August 2016. There’s no excuse for being a leech, moocher, and/or freeloader. But those working for the President have been using the ideas and ideals, methodology and analysis, of Todd Elliott Koger without giving credit. The media is aware of this but doesn’t report it, as to “downplay” the African American departure from the Democratic Party in 2016 and the black community’s contribution to Trump’s unexpected victory.

    • Todd Elliott Koger

      That is, Mr. Trump owes his victory to “predominately black Democratic strongholds” who were convinced to give him more votes than the previous Republican candidates. African Americans convinced hundreds of thousands blacks to “boycott” the vote and/or voting “straight” Democrat. All across America the black vote “boycott” masterminded by Todd Elliott Koger effectuated an insurmountable obstruction for Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. There is correspondence to the Trump campaign that outlined “Koger’s Plan.” There was a “Thank You for the suggestion” reply. And, President-Elect Donald Trump’s verbatim use of Mr. Koger’s exact same words during “online videos” and speeches that followed in Michigan, Milwaukee (Wisconsin) and Pennsylvania.
      Todd Elliott Koger’s writings at one point specifically advised that the “Koger Plan” to target the black vote will changed the destructive conversation and slip in the polls that the “verbal fight” with Khizr Khan, a slain U.S. soldier’s father had caused in late August 2016. When the Trump campaign started to collapse in October 2016, and everyone started to run away . . . Mr. Koger suggested the “need for a new writing” to change the conversation again. He suggested that the campaign needed to move away from the “hot mic incident.” Todd Elliott Koger’s correspondence suggested a “Treaty with Black America.” There’s another “thank you” from the campaign. And, Mr. Trump almost immediately announced a “Contract with the American Voter” and a “New Deal for Black America.”

    • Todd Elliott Koger

      The “PLAN” was conceived: Convince hundreds of thousands blacks to “boycott” the vote and/or voting “straight” Democrat.
      The “STRATEGY” was organized: Find every conceivable email address, mailing lists, newsgroup, on-line discussion, black organization, local activists, and the like, and send them an endless repetition of talking points.
      Mr. Koger’s “MESSAGE”: 50 Years of failed Democratic inner cities.

      The National Diversity Coalition for Trump did finally send a “Thank You.” But Todd Elliott Koger and his wife didn’t even get tickets for the Trump inauguration, its events, and no job offers. Blacks who supported Mr. Trump have a basic expectation that his administration will be intelligent enough to serve. The last thing we want is further insult, that is, there is not enough “executive presence” to keep our best interest at heart. We rejected the bloodsucking” Democrats by voting Trump and/or boycotting the vote all together. The last thing we need is a new group of human parasites.

    • Todd Elliott Koger

      Please note. According to published reports President Donald Trump’s National Diversity Coalition, led by white attorney Michael Cohen and Pastor Darrell Scott hosted the Amer-I-Can Inauguration Party at the offices of a K-Street law firm. 35 people paid $2,500 and approximately another 150 paid $1,000 to attend. Attorney Cohen and Pastor Scott pledged National Diversity Coalition financial support for legendary athlete Jim Brown’s Amer-I-Can foundation. The most recent available nonprofit tax form (2014 records) for Amer-I-Can demonstrates expenditures of $271,553, including $138,634 in salaries and $129,332 in expenses. However, Jim Brown and his wife are said to be the only listed employees. Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer outlined President Trump’s plan to curb violence and empower black communities. According to Cohen, President Trump intends to support mentoring and promote self-determination primarily through Brown’s Amer-I-Can foundation. Cohen also would not say how much money the Trump administration intends to put into the Amer-I-Can foundation, though he promised the nonprofit would see some investment.

      Also be advised, in his Twitter profile Scott referred to himself as Dr. Darrell Scott. President Donald Trump has also referred to Scott as “Dr. Darrell Scott.” In his church bio Scott’s says: “Already a 21st Century Theologian and Scholar in his own right, Dr. Darrell went on to receive his Doctorate of Divinity in November of 2004.” That is, his bio is worded in a way that creates the impression that he earned the degree. To use the title “Dr.” is inappropriate and misleading since the degree was not earned. Compounding the problem is the questionable status of the college. St. Thomas Christian University is not accredited by any Department of Education or Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognized accrediting body. St. Thomas is currently unlicensed in the state of Florida. Mr. Scott appears to be using his degree from an unaccredited school to create an impression that he earned a doctorate.