Dolly Parton Not Sure About Accepting Medal Of Freedom

( Throughout President Barack Obama’s administration, the controversial Democratic commander-in-chief rewarded countless popular figures and singers with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. One notable absence, however, was legendary country singer Dolly Parton.

Rumors circulated that President Donald Trump later tried to reward the singer with the coveted reward, only to be rejected by Parton.

But with President Joe Biden in office, any rumors that Parton opposes the Republican Party or President Trump’s MAGA agenda could be put to sleep, as it looks like she’s about to reject it once again.

Parton recently gave an interview to Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager for “Today,” in which she said she wasn’t sure about receiving the honor if it is offered to her by Biden. The legendary country singer and actress said she rejected the offer from the Trump administration because she didn’t want to be “doing politics.”

Parton also explained how she had legitimate reasons to reject the two offers from President Donald Trump.

“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 explained.

So Partin did want to receive it from Trump…but now doesn’t want to receive it from President Biden? Interesting.

“Now I feel like if I take it, I’ll be doing politics, so I’m not sure,” Parton told Today. “But I don’t work for those awards. It’d be nice but I’m not sure that I even deserve it. But it’s a nice compliment for people to think that I might deserve it.”

Former President Barack Obama expressed his regret for not having awarded Parton sooner, telling “comedy” host Stephen Colbert that it was a “screw-up.”

Obama said that he would ask his former vice president to rectify it upon taking the White House, which looks like it may be on the cards. Unless, of course, President Biden is afraid of being snubbed again.

Maybe Dolly Parton just isn’t political and doesn’t want to upset her fans on either side of the political aisle.

To borrow a phrase from potato lookalike and CNN anchor Brian Stelter…”how refreshing”!