“The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the president of the United States to recognize people who have made ‘an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.’ The Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal are the highest civilian awards of the United States.”
Donald Trump presented legendary wrestler and college coach Dan Gable with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House, then walked out on the ceremony when the assembled press tried to ask him questions about the inauguration of Joe Biden.
Gable was the focus of this ceremony, and Trump should have sucked it up and answered the uncomfortable questions about president-elect Joe Biden. By abruptly walking out he made the occasion all about himself, as he has a penchant for doing.
Trump didn’t say goodbye to Gable and his family, he unceremoniously walked out leaving the recipient of the honor befuddled and confused.
Gable was the recipient of a the most significant honor that a president can bestow on a civilian, and he was no doubt humbled and elated.
But when an impeached and disgraced Trump hands out honors to his friends and supporters in the last days of his moribund administration, the Presidential Medal of Freedom has all the gravitas and credibility of a diploma from Trump University.
We are all Dan Gable, Trump a petulant and vindictive loser has walked out on his duties and responsibilities of the presidency and is spending all of his waking hours sulking and trying to overturn the results of a fair and honest election. We are left shaking our heads and praying that we can maintain our sanity until January 20, 2021 finally puts an end to the chaos, division, incompetence and corruption of the Trump administration.