Trump taps 'God Bless the USA' singer Lee Greenwood for Kennedy Center board

Trump taps 'God Bless the USA' singer Lee Greenwood for Kennedy Center board
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE on Friday announced that he intends to appoint country musician Lee Greenwood to the Kennedy Center board.

Greenwood's most well-known song, "God Bless the U.S.A.," has become synonymous with Trump's rallies, with the tune playing whenever the president walks onstage. The song also occasionally plays at the outset of White House events.


Greenwood performed "God Bless the U.S.A." at one of Trump's rallies in Missouri last November ahead of the midterm elections.

The president previously tapped actor Jon Voight and and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), two ardent supporters of his, to serve on the Kennedy Center board. Other Trump appointees to the board include billionaire Kelcy Warren, the chairman of Energy Transfer Partners, author Karen LeFrak and resort executive Kelly Roberts.

First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpWarning label added to Trump tweet over potential mail-in voting disinformation New Melania Trump statue replaces one that burned to the ground in Slovenia The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Latest with the COVID-19 relief bill negotiations MORE serves as an honorary chairwoman of the board of trustees.

The Trumps have yet to attend the annual Kennedy Center honors, which celebrates prominent entertainers and cultural contributors. The gala has honored prominent critics of the president each of the past two years.