Dolly Parton twice declined Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump administration

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A few months ago, Stephen Colbert ribbed former President Barack Obama on “The Late Show” about not awarding Dolly Parton the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

“That’s a mistake,” Obama said. “I’m shocked.”

Turns out, Parton’s been asked — twice.

She declined the award, considered one of the highest in U.S. culture, from the Trump administration, according to a new “Today” show interview.

“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 told “Today.”

She’s heard from the Biden administration about the honor, but might again balk at accepting.

“Now I feel like if I take it,” Parton said, “I’ll be doing politics, so I’m not sure.”

USA Today

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