Frank Sinatra’s daughter claims that her father “hated” Donald Trump after the president paid tribute to him in a speech and suggested his inclusion in a planned monument for American heroes.
Actress and activist Mia Farrow, who was once married to Sinatra, tweeted: “Frank Sinatra would have detested Donald Trump.”
To which his daughter, Nancy Sinatra, replied: “He actually detested him.”
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During his speech on Mount Rushmore on July 3, the president announced plans for a National Garden of Heroes, stating that a new task force had 60 days to present the plans and nominate a location for the project.
The “vast outdoor park” will feature statues of founding fathers, civil rights activists, political figures and animators, many of whom have been checked in the president’s comments, including Sinatra.
A list was circulated with the executive order and included figures such as George Washington, Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart and Ronald Reagan.
In 2017 Nancy Sinatra responded to news that her father’s classic hit My way it could be played at Trump’s inauguration. He said on Twitter: “Remember only the first line of the song.”
The song opens with the lyrics: “And now, the end is near”.
He later said he wanted the best of Mr. Trump, saying “I don’t think anyone tries to be a bad president.”
Paul Anka, who wrote the song My way, it was reported that he was asked to play during the ceremony, but was withdrawn due to “programming problems”.
In 1990, according to a 2017 book, Frank Sinatra told Donald Trump to “go crazy” after contesting the singer’s financial needs.
Old Blue Eyes was expected to perform at the inauguration of the Atlantic City casino in 1990 when the tycoon was said to have told him that his costs were “a little rich.” After hearing the news, Sinatra gave his manager Elliot Weisman – in whose memory the anecdote appears – two options, either to pass on his message to Mr. Trump or to give him his number and he would do it alone.
Weisman managed Sinatra from 1975 until the singer’s death in 1998.