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'I've seen rain:' James Taylor bemoans end of Obama era

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/20/2017
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama sings "Jingle Bells" with James Taylor and others during the lighting ceremony for the 2016 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington. Taylor, on vacation in French Polynesia, posted a video online Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, bemoaning the end of the Obama era, saying, "Hi, it's James on the last day of the Obama administration, and it feels like it's raining all over the world." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama sings "Jingle Bells" with James Taylor and others during the lighting ceremony for the 2016 National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington. Taylor, on vacation in French Polynesia, posted a video online Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, bemoaning the end of the Obama era, saying, "Hi, it's James on the last day of the Obama administration, and it feels like it's raining all over the world." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

BOSTON (AP) — Half a world away from Washington, James Taylor is greeting fans with a video bemoaning the end of the Obama era.

The singer emailed a clip from French Polynesia on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration. It shows him standing outside a grass hut in the rain.

In his video postcard, he says: "Hi, it's James in French Polynesia on the last day of the Obama administration, and it feels like it's raining all over the world."

Taylor lives in western Massachusetts. He says he's vacationing en route to his latest tour in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Taylor has been a vocal critic of Trump. He performed at President Barack Obama's first inauguration in 2009.

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