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Kennedy Center Honors

Trumps to skip Kennedy Center Honors for 2nd straight year

For the second straight year, President Donald Trump will not be attending the Kennedy Center Honors celebrating cultural achievement.

Neither Trump nor first lady Melania Trump will be at the Dec. 2 event, Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's director of communications, said Tuesday.

Grisham also told The Associated Press that it was "not likely" any new winners of the National Medal of Arts, National Humanities Medal or National Medal of Science would be announced before the end of the year. She said the remaining weeks of 2018 are "the busiest time of the year for the East Wing."

The announcement continues the Trump administration's...

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