Toby Keith, who found out that Trump was accused while receiving his National Medal of Arts
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On Wednesday, January 13, Donald Trump created the story and became the first president ever to be charged twice. Apparently, Trump celebrated the occasion by handing out the country’s highest award for art, as one does. About Bakken, while the House of Representatives voted on whether Trump should be charged with his role in inciting the violent attack on the Capitol, Trump was reportedly busy awarding the National Medal of Arts to country singer Toby Keith and blue-grass musician Ricky Skaggs. Trump, who recently tried to give Patriot coach Bill Belichik the president’s medal for freedom and was obediently rejected, handed out the medals in “a closed press ceremony.” Those with fond memories may remember that Keith was one of the few artists who agreed to perform at Trump’s inauguration four years ago. Skaggs has made his support for the twice-accused president known, saying, “I think Donald Trump is the right person in the right place and that it is prophetic,” in 2016. It is unclear whether Skaggs saw Trump being accused of coming twice. Historically, the National Medal of Arts is awarded to artists “deserving of special recognition for their outstanding contributions to the expertise, growth, support, and availability of art in the United States.” Whether receiving this honor from a president who has been accused twice stains that legacy is a matter for the history books.