Well, trifling, nit-picking, gotcha’s are what we’ve come to expect from them.
Here’s something nobody seems to be talking about:
all presidents have hosted events like this, to recognize and highlight the accomplishments of artists. They’ve usually deferred to the advice of people more knowledgeable and chosen those honored with an eye toward inspiring others.
Obama’s tastes are pedestrian, limited to Rap, R&B, with a little James Taylor style schmaltz. He obviously finds nothing in culture beyond its entertainment value and seeks to level the cultural field by honoring pop singers.
It’s another indication of the spiritual demoralization he’s sought, along with the economic, legal, and moral decline.