Cuban-American singer and honoree Gloria Estefan said she would attend only to try to sway Trump on his immigration policies.
President Trump will watch Monday's solar eclipse with first lady Melania Trump from the Truman Balcony at the White House, an administration official said.
At the conclusion of the spectacle, the viewing party heading back into the White House, led by the President, the First Lady, and Barron Trump. Several of the honorees had said they would not attend a White House reception presided over by Trump.
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Shelar also mocked former BJP ally in the municipal corporation, Shiv Sena, without mentioning the name of the party. It is also a pointer to the BJP's consolidation in the MMR in three years since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Scientists warned during the lead-up to the eclipse that looking directly at the sun during the phenomenon could result in permanent eye damage, but according to Mann, Trump looked at the sun despite a shouted warning.
The decision comes a day after the entire membership of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities resigned to protest Trump's comments about last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In a New York Times article on August 3, Lear was quoted as saying that he would forgo the White House reception because, "This is a presidency that has chosen to neglect totally the arts and humanities - deliberately defund them - and that doesn't rest pleasantly with me".