Four years ago, in January 2017, newly elected President Donald Trump danced with wife Melania to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” at his inaugural ball. Four years later, in January 2021, on his last day in office, the song played in the background as Trump took off in Air Force One, bookending his presidency.
Now that the election is over, daughter Nancy Sinatra is speaking out, saying that she will “never forgive” Trump voters.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Nancy Sinatra, 80, said, “We squeaked by [in the election]. I don’t know what I would have done if Biden had lost. It crossed my mind to move to another country.”
“I couldn’t believe that this great nation had sunk so low,” the ‘60s pop singer said. “I’ll never forgive the people that voted for him, ever. I have an angry place inside of me now. I hope it doesn’t kill me.”
Sinatra is known for songs like the 1966 hit “These Boots Are Made for Walking.”
Ironically, Sinatra was not political during the 60s. In her interview with The Guardian, Sinatra talked about performing for the troops in Vietnam and how she chose to stick to pop, rather than get into socially conscious songs like contemporary Joan Baez.
“It was important to be supportive of the people who were stuck in that war, and not go against what they were doing,” she said. “That would have been disheartening for them.”
As a result of her choice to remain apolitical at that time, Sinatra said that she felt like an interloper, and that other musicians did not treat her as an equal. “It hurt. But I stuck to my guns. It might have hurt me in the long run. At least I was true to my beliefs and to the people I was concerned about,” she said.