-This will be the first Kennedy Center Honors during the Trump administration.
-Those honored will be Cuban American Gloria Estefan, Lionel Richie, LL Cool J, Carmen de Lavallade, Norman Lear.
-Lionel Richie says he considers President Trump a close friends and says: “In the world of entertainment, I’ve got to tell you, Mr. Trump has been front and center,” Mr. Richie said. “That’s just what he does. You can’t miss him! Listen, when you say, do you want to sit next to the president or not — are you kidding me? He’s the president!”