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How Trump's White House has been almost completely stripped of its culture

Since Trump's inauguration in January 2017, there have been no official concerts at the White House and no poetry readings. The Obamas regularly celebrated young poets

Dave Eggers | NYT 

This White House has been, and is likely to remain, home to the first presidency in American history that is almost completely devoid of culture. In the 17 months that Donald Trump has been in office, he has hosted only a few artists of any kind. One was the gun fetishist Ted Nugent. Another was Kid Rock. They went together (and with Sarah Palin). Neither performed. Since his inauguration in January 2017, there have been no official concerts at the White House (the Reagans had one every few weeks). No poetry readings (the Obamas regularly celebrated young poets). The Carters began a ...

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First Published: Sat, June 30 2018. 20:33 IST
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