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It solely is sensible that the chief of the free world would provide nationwide treasure Dolly Parton a Presidential Medal of Freedom. According to her interview with the Today present Monday, nonetheless, the singer had to turn down the respect two instances when it was supplied by President Trump’s administration throughout his single time period. But when you’re assuming Dolly refused the medal as a rejection of Trump as a pacesetter or a human being, nicely, her reasoning was a bit of nearer to dwelling.
“I couldn’t accept it because my husband [Carl Dean] was ill, and then they asked me again about it, and I wouldn’t travel because of the COVID,” Parton defined. It’s solely been a sizzling minute since President Biden took workplace, however his White House has already prolonged the award to Dolly once more. However, she doesn’t know if she’s going to just accept.
“Now I feel like if I take it, I’ll be doing politics, so I’m not sure,” Parton mused. “I don’t work for those awards. 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.”