This week Donald Trump announced a plan to honor “the greatest Americans who ever lived.” Those plans are already off to a bumpy start.
Trump has been bashed for his lack of diversity in his proposed selections for a “Heroes Garden.” According to Trump’s order, the garden will include statues of John Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Daniel Boone, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Henry Clay, Davy Crockett, Frederick Douglass, Amelia Earhart, Benjamin Franklin, Billy Graham, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Douglas MacArthur, Dolley Madison, James Madison, Christa McAuliffe, Audie Murphy, George S. Patton, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Jackie Robinson, Betsy Ross, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Antonin Scalia, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, George Washington, and Orville and Wilbur Wright.
In response Mia Farrow, Sinatra’s ex-wife, posted to Twitter that Frank “would have loathed Donald Trump.”
Nancy Sinatra replied to her former step-mother’s tweet by writing, “He actually did loathe him.”
Many believe her Twitter comment has to do with a Trump complaint that Frank Sinatra was making too much money for a discussed appearance at the opening of Trump’s Taj Mahal in Atlantic City back in 1990.
The Sinatra deal had been put together by an executive, but he was killed in a helicopter crash before the deal could be finalized. Trump then took control of trying to book acts he tried to remove the additional acts that were part of the original deal, which included Sammi Davis Jr, who had recently been diagnosed with cancer, and Steve and Eydie. Trump complained repeatedly that the costs were too high.
Sinatra got wind of the revamped deal and was said to be furious. Instead of performing for Trump, he booked a show at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas instead.
Nancy Sinatra has been a verbal Trump critic. In 2017, shut the president down over reports that ‘My Way’ was to be played at his inauguration.