After reports surfaced that newly-inaugurated President Trump and his wife Melania will dance their first dance to Frank Sinatra’s song “My Way” at the Liberty Ball Friday, Sinatra’s daughter Nancy joked about the news on social media.
A Twitter user questioned Sinatra on how she felt about Trump using her father’s song during his inauguration events, asking, “You good w/ this guy using the iconic ‘My Way’ for Friday night?”
— Liz Massi (@massiliz) January 19, 2017
Though she has since deleted her response, Sinatra replied to the woman, “Just remember the first line of the song.” The first line of the song is, “And now, the end is near.”
Shortly after her response, CNN published an article on their website titled “Nancy Sinatra not happy Trump using father’s song at inauguration.” But Sinatra fired back at CNN, saying that they read too much into her response and that it was just a joke.
That’s not true. I never said that. Why do you lie, CNN? @CNN
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) January 19, 2017
Fox News reported that she went on to respond on Twitter in tweets that now appear to be deleted, saying, “Oh, man! I’m not angry. What a rotten spin to put on a harmless joke.”
She later clarified her feelings about Trump using her father’s song, “Actually I’m wishing him the best. A good president helps the entire world. I don’t believe anyone tries to be a bad president.”
However, Sinatra has been outspoken on Twitter against Trump. Earlier today, she shared a petition from the ACLU that demands transparency from Trump, with the hashtag “#Resistance.”
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) January 20, 2017