NEW YORK, Jan. 30 — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton made a surprise appearance Sunday at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards
during a reading of the best selling book “Fire and Fury” which details
U.S. President Donald Trump’s first year in office.
“He had a longtime fear of being poisoned — one reason why he liked to eat
at McDonald’s. No one knew he was coming and the food was safely pre-made,”
read Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, in a pre-taped
segment for the Grammys awarding ceremony held at New York City’s Madison
Square Garden on Sunday evening. Following her reading, Grammys host James
Corden entered the scene, exclaiming “That’s it — that’s the one!”
“You think so?” Clinton replied. “The Grammy’s in the bag?” “In the
bag!” Corden said.
The star-studded crowd burst into loud applause following the segment.
American singer John Legend, record producer DJ Khaled and rapper Cardi B
all took a turn at reading lines from Michael Wolff’s controversial book
“Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” released earlier this month.
However, the political moment at the music award ceremony was not
appreciated by all. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
and a Republican, was among those who were not pleased with the comedy
bit.”I have always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the Fire and
Fury book killed it,” Haley tweeted Sunday. “Don’t ruin great music with
trash. Some of us love music without the politics thrown in it.”
Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, also tweeted about the
moment. “Getting to read a fakenews book excerpt at the Grammys seems like
a great consolation prize for losing the presidency,” he wrote. He later
added, “The more Hillary goes on television the more the American people
realize how awesome it is to have realDonaldTrump (President Trump) in
office.” Wolff’s book has sold more than 1.7 million copies since its
release some three weeks ago, said its publisher. Trump has called the
controversial tell-all about the his administration “fiction” and its
author, Michael Wolff, a “fraud.” – XINHUA