Barack Obama Wants to Correct His Dolly Parton Slight

03 Décembre, 2020, 17:57 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Dolly Parton's most recent charitable work was the $1m donation to scientists developing the COVID-19 vaccine

Talking to Stephen Colbert, Obama admits to screwing up while president.

During his tenure as president, Obama bestowed the Medal of Freedom on a number of musical artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Gloria Estefan and Barbra Streisand.

Until Joe Biden gets the call from Barack Obama on this Medal of Freedom-must, it's worth noting all the reasons why Dolly Parton does deserve such an award.

He also predicted that the former vice president would "have some success in building back social trust", but warned that the country has work to do in "figuring out what to do about this splintered media landscape".

During a sit-down with Stephen Colbert on the "Late Show," Obama opens up about how he looked into classified information on extraterrestrials during his time as president.

"That's a mistake. I'm shocked", Obama revealed.

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"Actually, that was a screw up, I assumed she had already got one, and that was incorrect".

Parton, 74, has received other prestigious awards in her decades-long career, including the National Medal of Arts in 2005 and a Kennedy Center Honor in 2006.

She told the BBC: "When the pandemic started, many months ago, I just felt led to put some money into a programme at Vanderbilt Hospital, it's a wonderful hospital here". From her antiwar activism, LGBTQ+ allegiance, various philanthropic endeavours and the funding of the coronavirus vaccine.

"I am making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt towards that research and to encourage people that can afford it to make donations".

Those funds helped contribute to Moderna's vaccine, which has reported to be upwards of 94.5% effective in combating COVID-19. "Two of these antibodies are now being tested by a global pharmaceutical firm".

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