Wasn’t THAT way for Donald Trump who saw himself as the ONLY entertainment…..
But even after this week’s events are over, the stage is set for a return to the pre-Trump era, as artists from all areas are far more likely to resume events and White House visits, as well as advocate for various causes. While a few stars did make the attempt (Kim Kardashian West, notably, lobbied for prison reform), most stayed away — and it was a two-way street. Trump skipped events such as the White House correspondents’ dinner and Kennedy Center Honors. (Before Trump had a chance to decline his invitation to the latter, multiple honorees said they would skip any events with the president.)….
Top image …Lady Gaga, seen here at drive-in rally for Biden in Pittsburgh, has been friends with the president-elect for years. She will sing the national anthem at his inauguration on Wednesday. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
Lower image…Jennifer Lopez stops to take a selfie with a group of Maryland National Guard soldiers as she leaves the U.S. Capitol building following an inauguration ceremony rehearsal in Washington. (Samuel Corum/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)