Trump won’t attend Kennedy Center Honors again because people still don’t like him

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is lit up in rainbow colors for the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington DC on December 4, 2017

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is lit up in rainbow colors for the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington DC on December 4, 2017 Shutterstock

President Trump and the First Lady will not be attending the Kennedy Center Honors again this year. Turns out, people still don’t like him.

Last year, Trump declined to attend  “to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction,” according to Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the time.

“At this time they are not expected to attend,” Melania Trump’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, told the Daily News.

Related: Lily Tomlin to be first out lesbian recipient of Kennedy Center Honors

With very few exceptions, most Presidents have attended the ceremony to honor America’s best artists and performers.

Cher, Philip Glass, Reba McEntire and Wayne Shorter be honored at the event. Hamilton creators Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire will receive a special honor for “groundbreaking work.”

Cher and Lin-Manuel Miranda have been particularly vocal about their disdain for Trump.

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