“It was to get out of playing the goddamn inauguration."

A whole host of celebrities died last year. And comedian Lewis Black is laying the blame firmly on President-elect Donald Trump.

You want to know why so many celebrities died in 2016?” Black asked on Wednesday’s broadcast of “The Daily Show.” “It was to get out of playing the goddamn inauguration.”

Black made his dark one-liner whilst mocking Trump about his seeming inability to attract major stars to perform at his inauguration in Washington D.C. on Friday.

Black still plans to attend the event, however, “because I want to be there when Trump touches the Bible, and his hand catches on fire.”

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