Trump skipping Kennedy Center Honors to avoid ‘political distraction’
Saturday, 19 August 2017
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — In a break with tradition, President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honoring recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors arts awards to “allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction,” the White House announced Saturday. The Kennedy Center said it respected Trump’s decision and that the show will go on. Past presidents and first ladies have hosted a White House reception in the hours before...
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Will Not Attend Kennedy Center Honors To Avoid Political Distraction 01:10
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are planning to sit out this year's Kennedy Center Honors after several honorees said they would boycott the reception. Lindsey Granger has that story.
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