When it comes to liberals hating on him for performing at Donald Trump’s inauguration, Toby Keith just put a boot up their a**. It is, after all, the American way.
In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, Keith — country music legend and outspoken patriot — made no apologies for his decision to perform at the inaugural festivities. Keith is scheduled to appear along with Lee Greenwood, Jackie Evancho and 3 Doors Down, among others, at the “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Thursday.
“I don’t apologize for performing for our country or military,” Keith said in his statement. “I performed at events for previous presidents (George W.) Bush and Obama and over 200 shows in Iraq and Afghanistan for the USO.”
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Keith showed a lot more guts than singer Jennifer Holliday, who backed out after liberal backlash.
“I was honestly just thinking that I wanted my voice to be a healing and unifying force for hope through music to help our deeply polarized country,” Holliday wrote in an open letter, according to The Wrap. “Regretfully, I did not take into consideration that my performing for the concert would actually instead be taken as a political act against my own personal beliefs and be mistaken for support of Donald Trump and Mike Pence.”
Unfortunately, liberals don’t want to heal or unify, they just want to tear down anything that doesn’t agree with them. Thankfully, Toby Keith isn’t the kind of guy who budges. This is someone who’s known to take risks and to stand up for his beliefs.
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There are plenty of performers — right-leaning ones, even — who have turned down the opportunity to perform at Trump’s inauguration because of the pressure from the left. That being said, the lineup looks pretty good from where I’m sitting. Not everyone, it appears, will bow to pressure.
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