Donald Trump is struggling to find allies in the music community, and following news that the President wanted to build a statue of Frank Sinatra, the late singer’s daughter has revealed her father “loathed” Trump.
The POTUS recently revealed plans to build a ‘National Garden Of Heroes‘ featuring several statues of famous Americans, including several former presidents, Alexander Hamilton, Americal Earhart, and Frank Sinatra.
It sounds like Sintra wouldn’t have liked the idea of being involved in the project, with Nancy Sinatra responding to a tweet by Mia Farrow on the subject.
“Frank Sinatra would have loathed Donald Trump,” postulated Farrow, after news of the statues surfaced.
“He actually did loathe him,” responded Nancy.
He actually did loathe him.
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) July 4, 2020
As Consequence Of Sound points out, at least some of the reason why Sinatra wasn’t a fan of Trump was the result of the singer being booked to open a new casino being opened by Trump in 1990.
In a book recently published by Sinatra’s manager Elliot Weisman, the legendary musician was told at the last minute that Trump was renegotiating his rate, and had also cancelled his booking for Sammy Davis Jr. to play.
Davis Jr. had just been diagnosed with cancer.
Sinatra reportedly told Weisman to tell Trump to “go fuck himself”, instead securing a booking to perform in Las Vegas for the same dates.
The singer was famously a supporter of equal rights for all, and threatened to pull out of several casinos in Vegas if they didn’t allow black artists including Quincy Jones and Count Basie to also perform.
Sinatra also starred as himself in a progressive short film called The House I Live In in 1945 which sought to teach young Americans that all religions and creeds should be respected equally.