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Dolly Parton Says She Turned Down Presidential Medal Of Freedom — Twice

The singer says she was offered the honor by the Trump administration but was unable to accept, first because her husband was ill and then because the pandemic made traveling to the ceremony unsafe.
Dolly Parton says she was offered the honor by the Trump administration but was unable to accept. Source: Robyn Beck

Last fall, former President that he was "shocked" Dolly Parton hadn't gotten a Presidential Medal of Freedom during his time in

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