President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump skipped the Oscars festivities to honor the nation’s governors, and more importantly, America’s men and women in uniform.
The press reports that there wasn’t any space for ballroom dancing in the State Dining Room unless the dining tables were cleared.
In addition to the Army Chorus being honored, the Marine Band played elegant jazz in the White House foyer, according to White House Pool reports.
The president “missed” out on a passionate speech from Oscar winner Viola Davis, wherein she boasted that actors “are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.”
But it is America’s men and women in uniform who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice: By being willing to die for this country, they are protecting the lives of millions of people who would otherwise be subject to grave danger. Military service is the ultimate way to “celebrate what it means to live a life.”
At the Governor’s Ball, the president posed with this photo of the Army Chorus in a chamber of the White House.
On a night when much of America was honoring celebrities who play make-believe heroes in films, the president preferred the company of those who provide real heroism for their nation.