Country Legend Dolly Parton made a shocking admission during an interview on “Today with Hoda & Jenna”: she turned down an offer to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump…twice.
Parton claims she was unable to accept because her husband was ill and because of travel restrictions due to the Coronavirus.
And now she has been offered the medal by the Biden Administration, as Fox News reports:
“I couldn’t accept it because my husband was ill and then they asked me again about it and I wouldn’t travel because of the COVID,” she said.
Parton said she also heard from President Joe Biden about the award — the nation’s highest civilian honor.
“Now I feel like if I take it, I’ll be doing politics, so I’m not sure. “But I don’t work for those awards,” she remarked on the reported offer from Biden. “It’d be nice but I’m not sure that I even deserve it. But it’s a nice compliment for people to think that I might deserve it.”
Should Parton accept the award from Biden, or would that be, as she says: “playing politics.”