The man who brought Archie Bunker to America and the world isn’t happy with President Trump.
The no-show for the 95-year-old showman “represents a rare snub in the 39-year history of the traditionally nonpartisan” event, said The Hill.
“This is a presidency that has chosen to neglect totally the arts and humanities — deliberately defund them — and that doesn’t rest pleasantly with me,” Lear told The New York Times.
But he’ll miss a chance to confront President Trump.
“Seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer Gloria Estefan will attend December’s reception at the White House, according to the Times, but plans to use the event to push the president on immigration,” The Hill said.
Estefan said she plans to tell Trump: “Mr. President, as a proud immigrant of this country, it’s very important for me that you see the wonderful contributions we have made.”
Rapper LL Cool J, another honoree, was quoted as saying: “I don’t have any stunts planned. I’m not saying I need to be there backslapping and all of that, but this time, this one ain’t about him.”
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