President TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP 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 TrumpFormer aide sees Melania Trump as 'the doomed French queen': book If another 9/11 happened in a divided 2021, could national unity be achieved again? Former Trump aide Stephanie Grisham planning book: report 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.