This all comes after reports that Sinatra will be one of the American figureheads honoured in the President’s highly controversial, highly white-washed National Garden of Heroes.
Trump is having a hard time finding allies in the music industry after the late Frank Sinatra’s daughter says her father “loathed” the now-President and all we can say is, That’s Life Donny.
Announced over last weekend’s 4th of July American Independence Day celebrations, the proposed National Garden of Heroes is President Trump’s back-handed response to the upsurge in public criticism and subsequent vandalism of colonial and racist statues across America, and the globe in support of the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement.
Sinatra is on the bill alongside a number of US icons including America’s founding fathers, several former presidents, Elvis Presley, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Trump’s selection has been blasted online over questions of diversity, with the list described by historian James Grossman as “odd to probably inappropriate to provocative”, failing to include a single Democratic president, Hispanic or Native American figure.
Wind of this news hit the Twitter feed of Frank Sinatra’s former ex-wife, actress and activist Mia Farrow who tweeted following the President’s speech: “Frank Sinatra would have loathed Donald Trump.”
He actually did loathe him.
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) July 4, 2020
This isn’t the first time we have heard about Sinatra’s run-ins with Trump. In 2017 it came out that Frank Sinatra told Donald Trump to “go fuck himself” after the now-President told him his costs were “a little rich” in 1990 at an Atlantic City gig, proceeding to cut a supporting performance from the dying Sammy Davis, Jr.
The same year, Nancy shut down reports that rumoured Paul Anka’s cover of her father’s 1969 single My Way was going to be played at his inauguration.
When asked her thoughts on Trump potentially still using the song, Nancy said: “Just remember the first line of the song.” The first line of the song is: “And now, the end is near.”