It’s been declared by the White House, Saturday morning that the Donald Trump won’t go to the yearly Kennedy Center Honors in December.
An announcement from the White House says, “The President and First Lady have decided not to participate in this year’s activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.”
Every year, the Kennedy Center respects people for their impact in expressions of the human experience. This year, honorees incorporate artist and choreographer Carmen de Lavallad, artist lyricist and performing artist Gloria Estefan, hip bounce craftsman and on-screen character LL Cool J, TV author and maker Norman Lear and performer and record maker Lionel Richie, the Kennedy Center said in an announcement.
Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein & President Deborah F. Rutter likewise said in a statement: “The Kennedy Center respects the decision made today by the office of the President of the United States. In choosing not to participate in this year’s Honors activities, the Administration has graciously signaled its respect for the Kennedy Center and ensures the Honors gala remains a deservingly special moment for the Honorees. We are grateful for this gesture.”
A Kennedy Center authority said this would be the fourth occurrence of a President not going to the occasion. President Jimmy Carter skipped it in 1979, President H.W. Shrubbery in 1989 and President Bill Clinton in 1994. Notwithstanding, those presidents came amid different years while they were in office, the authority said.
The declaration comes following seven days of political flimsiness in the White House following the racial agitation in Charlottesville, Virginia last Saturday. Government officials broadly reprimanded trump on the two sides of the passageway for his reaction to the lethal brutality that emitted at a racial oppressor rally in that city a weekend ago.
Furthermore, White House strategist Steve Bannon was terminated the most recent of various prominent West Wing exits as of late.