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‘America’s number one Bruce Springsteen cover band’ to play at NJ inaugural ball

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The B Street Band, “America’s number one Bruce Springsteen cover band,” will play at the Garden State Inaugural Ball in New Jersey next week.

Springsteen in the flesh appeared at President Barack Obama’s star-studded 2009 inauguration, but considering “The Boss” once called Trump a “flagrant, toxic narcissist,” it’s safe to say he won’t be rocking out onstage for the president-elect (despite Trump naming Springsteen superfan Chris Christie as honorary chair of the ball).

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Performers from Elton John to Kanye West have declined to participate in the upcoming inauguration in Washington, D.C.

Tom Barrack, Trump’s inaugural committee chief, tempered expectations for the inauguration Tuesday, insisting Trump doesn’t care that a-list celebrities aren’t interested in palling around with him on his big day.

“We’re fortunate in that we have the greatest celebrity in the world, which is the president-elect,” Barrack said. “So what we’ve done instead of trying to surround him with what people consider A-listers is we are going to surround him with the soft sensuality of the place. It’s a much more poetic cadence than having a circus-like celebration that’s a coronation.”

Listen to the band below, via YouTube:

(Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported that the B Street Band was scheduled to play at Donald Trump’s inauguration.)

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It’s Donald Trump vs Joe Biden: Associate Press reports former VP has clinched the DNC nomination

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The 2020 general election campaign between two top parties has unofficially been set.

"Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest," the AP reported Friday. "The former vice president has effectively been his party’s leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. But Biden pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee after seven states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries Tuesday."

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Trump retweets right-wing video attacking George Floyd’s character — hours after calling it a ‘great day’ for Floyd

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On Friday, President Donald Trump retweeted a video from right-wing commentator Glenn Beck, which appeared to question the wisdom of calling George Floyd a "hero" — and concurring with Black GOP commentator Candace Owens, who said it "sickens me" he is being "held up as a martyr."

Disgusting. pic.twitter.com/JCJWEFYZww

— David Gura (@davidgura) June 6, 2020

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