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WATCH: Trump kicks off inauguration weekend with Lincoln Memorial concert

WASHINGTON-Donald Trump kicked off inauguration weekend Thursday with a welcome concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

The two-hour concert, open to the public, promised headliners including country star Toby Keith, soul singer Sam Moore and The Piano Guys. But not singer Jennifer Holliday: She backed out after an outcry from Trump critics.

“This is some day, dear friends,” actor Jon Voight told the crowd, casting Trump’s impending inauguration as evidence of divine intervention after “a parade of propaganda that left us all breathless with anticipation, not knowing if God could reverse all the negative lies against Mr. Trump.”

Trump is also expected to speak. Watch his remarks here. This story will be updated as it develops.

The Associated Press wrote this report.

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