Country Legend Dolly Parton Admits she Turned Down the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump, Twice

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.”

 

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leon c pierson
leon c pierson
1 month ago

good on dolly for staying the hell out of politics

Old man
Old man
1 month ago

I agree that her turning down it fro the Republican president and excepting it from a democratic president would cause a rift between her and many of her fans as most of her followers are conservatives.

Barbara Ann Fisher
Barbara Ann Fisher
1 month ago
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I find that President Trump offered you the reward because of your long standing in Country Music. I would never except from communist Biden, he has been so corrupt. I would never lower my long standing integrity for the moral standard what it means to an America.

Last edited 1 month ago by Barbara Ann Fisher
Mary Murphy
Mary Murphy
1 month ago

Playing politics, no doubt!

Hector
Hector
1 month ago

I prefer to receive the award from. Crest president rather than from a liar, who has been a senator for.many years and never did Anything from someone who committed plagiarism, from semeome who raped a women with his grotesque fingers and lied. From someone who stole the election. Parton is not smart enough to make decisions and bc of her actions she is alienating her fans! I couldn’t care less. I don’t listen to her music!!

Last edited 1 month ago by Hector
guest
guest
1 month ago

if I had my druthers, proof would be heard by the courts, actions would be taken and biden would be a part of sorry history.

Mary
27 days ago

She should not accept the award from the current man in the White House! He is not our President! He has cheated and lied and he is a crook!
Don’t do politics Dolly! You are too good of a person!

Louise Kelley
Louise Kelley
17 days ago

I have great respect for Dolly and her talent. Please, Dolly, do not accept this super-deserved award now. Don’t get involved in this political whirlwind. Just continue to be the inspiration that you have been to those of us who love your music! Thank you for considering the implication that might result in accepting this well deserved award now.