First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, looked her stylish best wearing a long black dress to the National Medal of Arts Awards at the White House.
Melania Trump continues in her trend of setting the pace with her fashionable appearances, no matter the occasion. She looked the part again during the National Medal of Arts Awards, which saw her husband, President Donald Trump, give awards to deserving persons.
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Melania Trump wore an elegant black dress, so long that it reached the floor. The beautiful First Lady joined her husband in taking photos with some of the recipients and was also seen exchanging pleasantries with them. Melania tweeted about the awards, saying:
"It was wonderful to celebrate all our creative and inspiring recipients of the 2019 National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government. Thank you to @NEAarts for all you do promote the arts in every community across America!"
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President Donald Trump was on hand to give awards to Oscar-winning actor John Voight, musician, Alison Krauss, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, and U.S. Military musicians.
The President also awarded the National Humanities Medal to the author, James Patterson, the Claremont Institute, Educator, Teresa Lozano Long, and chef, and founder of "The Inn," Patrick O'Connell.
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About the award recipients, he said:
"Each of today's recipients has made outstanding contributions to American society, culture and life. They exemplify the genius, talent and creativity of our exceptional nation."
He also took time to laud each of the recipient's virtues, beginning with John Voight, who he described as an actor and a friend, and a living legend in American Cinema.
Donald Trump hailed Voight's performances in many of his movies, especially "The Champ," which the President said was one of the best boxing movies in history.
This marks the first time since his assumption into office that Donald Trump would be awarding the Cultural Awards. While his predecessors handed the awards annually, President Trump has not held anyone until now.
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The National Medal Awards was introduced in 1984 by the U.S. Congress, while the National Humanities Awards began in 1989.