Taylor Dayne defended herself in a since-deleted tweet after facing backlash for performing at a New Year’s Eve event at President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE's Mar-a-Lago resort, saying she tries to stay “non-political and non-judgmental.”
“I’m saddened by all this. I have a 30 (year) career that many diverse friendships and I try to stay non-political and non-judgmental and not preach,” the 58-year-old Dayne said tweet, which was captured in screenshots. “I sing from my heart purely and from Source. I wish for all to be who they need to be ... and find their way.”
Just, FYI. @taylordayne decided to delete her ludicrous “quote tweet,” but make sure you’re paying attention. And @RealTerriNunn, shame on you, too. #TaylorDayne #TerriNunn #LGBTQ #gay pic.twitter.com/AAHgrWmmpt— Josh Sabarra (@JoshSabarra) January 2, 2021
Pictures surfaced showing “The Masked Singer” contestant at the event in a floor-length gown without a face mask.
Here’s TAYLOR DAYNE shilling for Trump, at his Florida Nest, at a large gathering on NYE... while hundreds of thousands continue to die.— Brad Loekle (@BradLoekle) January 2, 2021
I hope all her face work comes back to haunt her. #TaylorDayne #RestInPieces pic.twitter.com/l1757UGInc
The Hill has reached out to representatives of the “Love Will Lead You Back” singer for comment.
The president had originally been slated to attend the Florida event, though he returned to Washington early with no official explanation.
His two adult songs, Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpHow Trump uses fundraising emails to remain undisputed leader of the GOP Donald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents MORE and Eric TrumpEric TrumpEric Trump lawyer in New York attorney general's fraud case quits Eric Trump to speak at conference led by prominent anti-vaxxers Trump Tower debt added to watch list as vacancies rise MORE, were among the highest-profile attendees. The president’s personal attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiAlabama official dismisses Lindell claim that 100K votes were flipped from Trump to Biden: 'It's not possible' Adam Laxalt to be called to testify in trial of Giuliani associate Eric Trump lawyer in New York attorney general's fraud case quits MORE, as well as Fox News host Jeanine Pirro were also reportedly at the event.
Other performers included Berlin and Vanilla Ice.
Video surfaced that showed only a few partygoers wearing face masks, despite local regulations aimed at stemmed the spread of coronavirus.
Florida state Rep. Omari Hardy (D) called for shuttering Mar-a-Lago, sharing video of Trump Jr. and Trump campaign advisor Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly GuilfoyleTrump to Pence on Jan. 6: 'You don't have the courage' Trump unhappy with Guilfoyle backing Greitens: report Giuliani to stump for Greitens in Missouri MORE without face coverings.
“My constituents are not snowbirds like @DonaldJTrumpJr & @kimguilfoyle. My constituents live here,” Hardy wrote in a Twitter post Saturday. “This is their home, and they're going to have to deal w/ the consequences of a potential super-spreader party at Mar-a-Lago long after Junior & wife leave here on their private jet.”
Mar-a-Lago is a club. A club is a business. Businesses must abide by Palm Beach County's mask order, or be fined or even shut down. We knew that Trump was hosting a New Year's party. I'll be reaching out to folks at @pbcgov to ask why we weren't ready to enforce the mandate here. https://t.co/2HtJEXiBcE— Rep. Omari Hardy (@OmariJHardy) January 1, 2021
Hardy sent an email to Assistant County Administrator Todd Bonlarron asking that the club be fined and shut down for violating a county mask mandate with a potentially “super-spreader event.”
"I recognize that the President is a powerful person and that his business, Mar-a-Lago, is a daunting target for enforcement, but the law is the law,” Hardy wrote.
“The County's mask mandate applies to all businesses in Palm Beach County. The presidency does not confer to the President and his friends a special privilege to endanger the health and welfare of Palm Beach County’s residents."
.@DWUhlfelderLaw, I just sent the attached email to our Assistant County Administrator. We can't have a mandate that we enforce on all business owners except for the President. Fairness dictates that we treat the President and his business just as we would treat anyone else. pic.twitter.com/CTQkwYZKE2— Rep. Omari Hardy (@OmariJHardy) January 2, 2021