PRESIDENT-ELECT Donald Trump will play a saxophone set at his January inauguration despite never having played it before.
Trump has commissioned a gold-plated tenor sax on which he plans to perform songs including Careless Whisper and Baker Street.
He said: “It’s going to be so great. I’m going to blow hard, really hard. I’m going to run my fingers up and down the keys so fast you won’t believe it.
“I’m going to make jazz great again, trust me. I’m closing with Pursuance from John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, for the blacks.
“The blacks will love me good after they hear this. They’ll take me as one of their own. You watch the blacks dance when they hear this.”
Trump dismissed warnings that playing the saxophone is not something a person can reasonably expect to excel at without practice, adding: “I’m a businessman. I can make anything work. I’ll make that saxophone sound the best.”
The president-elect is expected to make increasingly bombastic promises about his performance over the next two months before arriving at the inauguration without a saxophone and never mentioning it again.