“Soul Man” Explains Why He Will Perform At Inauguration Event

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“Soul Man” singer Sam Moore has joined the lineup of entertainers who will be performing at the inaugural celebrations for President-elect Trump.

Just days after Jennifer Holliday pulled out of the historic event citing that she received a massive amount of death threats for her participation, Moore, who is one half of the R&B duo Sam & Dave, announced that he will be appearing at the “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration.” 

Moore, who expressed that he will not be intimidated, said in a statement, “As an American, I am honored to perform for President-elect Donald Trump. I was a participant in the civil rights movement and have seen many positive changes and advancement in my 81 years of living in this wonderful country, but I know we must all join hands and work together with our new president.”

“I honestly believe that if we can accomplish this, the best is yet to come. We all as Americans need to unite behind our new president and give him a chance. He needs everyone’s support to make America greater, stronger and an even better country,” said the Grammy Hall of Famer.

During an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Moore said that he has never seen the social pressure placed on performers to not perform at Trump’s event.

“I have never in my life…I never thought I would see something like this. This is mind-boggling.”

Moore — who’s performed multiple times for President Obama at the White House — said, “You don’t know the man, the man hasn’t taken office, he hasn’t said his name yet to say, yes I’ll be president, and you’ve said he’s got to impeach himself.”

In an interview with ITK, Moore said, “It is what it is — whether you agree or not, he’s there. He didn’t put himself [in the White House], the American people did.”

Moore joins other acts commissioned for Trump’s inaugural events such as: country singer Toby Keith, the band 3 Doors Down, actor Jon Voight, singer Lee Greenwood, “America’s Got Talent” alum Jackie Evancho, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Rockettes.

H/T: The Hill

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