David Letterman Bashes Donald Trump at the First Biden-Era Kennedy Honor Center
For the first time in four years, the country’s incumbent president attended the Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony. Joe and Jill Biden was present at Sunday’s ceremony, hereafter Donald Trump‘NS boycott the event during his presidency. Emcee event David Letterman delivered the biggest jab at the former president, as reported by Deadline. He told a cheering audience: “Tonight, pretty cool, great, to see the president’s box taken over again. “So is the Oval Office.”
For the 44th Kennedy Center Honors, the Young Women were joined by other public officials, including the Vice President. Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff; Home Speakers Nancy Pelosi; Minister of Transport Pete Buttigieg; and Chief Justice John Roberts. This year’s recipients include opera singers Justino Diaz, Founder of Motown Records Berry Gordy, Grammy Award Winner Joni Mitchell, Saturday night live producer Lorne Michaels, and Oscar nominations Bette Midler. “This night is about honorees, whose unique gifts transcend boundaries and represent all sides — left to left,” quipped Letterman.
Other than Letterman’s opening joke, the evening’s guests refrained from grilling Trump, who set the precedent for skipping the Kennedy Center Honors in 2017 after being honored. Norman Lear and Carmen de Lavallade said they would attend the gala but skipped the accompanying White House reception. The Trump White House later confirmed that the then president and Melania will skip the ceremony to avoid “any political distraction.”
However, Biden ended up receiving a few exploits during the honors SNLby Michaels. Jimmy Fallon joked that it was “a little scary to make jokes in front of the most powerful man in the world — and President Biden.” Meanwhile, the current cast Michael Che “It’s kind of scary to make a joke in front of President Joe Biden,” said, “Come on, there’s no way he’s still sober right now.”
The televised ceremony will air on CBS on December 22.
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