The Associated Press reports:
Actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt and the disco-funk band Earth Wind and Fire awaited their turn in the spotlight Sunday night as part of the latest group of recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievements in the arts.
Also in this year’s class are conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and long-running children’s TV show “Sesame Street.” Once again, the attendance of President Donald Trump had been an open question. Trump skipped the past two celebrations; the first time, multiple recipients threatened to boycott the event if he attended.
The White House said Friday that neither Trump nor first lady Melania Trump would attend because they planned to host a Christmas party for members of the Secret Service and their families. The Kennedy Center’s president, Deborah Rutter, said in an interview earlier this year that “they are always invited.”
Ronstadt is trending at #1 on Twitter and the cultist red hats have their knives out as usual.
At the State Dept. dinner for the Kennedy Center honorees Mike Pompeo wondered aloud when he would be “loved”. Then Linda Ronstadt got up to get laurels, looked the fucker right in the eye and said “maybe when you stop enabling Donald Trump”. Icon.
— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) December 8, 2019