In a move that again proves the President is incapable of concealing his personal corruption (to say nothing of understanding the meaning of “freedom”), Trump has decided to award the Presidential Medal Of Freedom to the wife of a major GOP contributor.
White House announces POTUS to give presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to:
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 10, 2018
I'm blown away Donald Trump is giving the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Miriam Adelson, Republican mega-donor who gave $55 million to Republicans in the 2018 midterms.
Not only is Trump NOT draining the swamp, he's giving the swamp the highest civilian award in the nation.
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) November 10, 2018
The Adelsons — Sheldon and Miriam — reportedly donated over $100 million to the GOP during the recent 2018 midterm elections, and cut checks for $20 million each during the 2016 presidential election.
They are the largest donors in all of US politics, according to the New York Times.
Republican megadonor Miriam Adelson, the wife of Sheldon, has been announced as one of the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Adelsons gave more than $100,000,000 to save the GOP Congress in 2018. The Guardian reports it as $113,000,000. https://t.co/OLWr8xJpQt
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 10, 2018
Trump is destroying every SINGLE one of our institutions. This invalidates & trivializes the Medal of Freedom to give it to Miriam Adelson, who does nothing but give money to elect climate deniers, racists, NRA ideologues, & fanatical evangelicals who are messianic about Israel. https://t.co/ijcdbMH4CH
— peter grinspoon (@Peter_Grinspoon) November 10, 2018
Miriam Adelson gave $56 million to GOP Super PACs this cycle.
Her husband, Sheldon Adelson, gave a matching $56 million. https://t.co/NwYl2USc79
— Kevin Robillard (@Robillard) November 10, 2018
Other recipients include the late Antonin Scalia, Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth, for reasons known only to the orange man himself.
Miriam Adelson has to wake up to this each morning. I think that merits a medal of some sort. pic.twitter.com/8bu1C6U7ym
— Don Hammond (@bluestatedon) November 10, 2018
Scalia is one of the most influential jurists in American history, ok. Elvis is one of the greatest musical icons in history, ok. Orrin Hatch has been pretty influencial in politics, I’ll allow it. But Miriam Adelson?! She’s just a donor. https://t.co/xFlil3QVB8
— Matthew Philip Whatever (@iammatthines) November 10, 2018
Some thoughts on giving Miriam Adelson, who has done nothing for her country besides being the wife of a Trump-friendly megadonor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Of course it's ludicrous, and an insult to people who received the medal for genuine service. But … 1/
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) November 10, 2018
Trump is giving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the top US civilian honor, to 3 dead people (Elvis, Babe Ruth, Antonin Scalia), a GOP senator (Orrin Hatch), and Miriam Adelson, the wife of GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, who gave $55 million to elect Republicans in the midterms pic.twitter.com/R90usNwUCP
— David Mack (@davidmackau) November 10, 2018
Trump Giving the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Miriam Adelson would be like Obama giving it to George Soros if Soros didn't donate billions to charity and instead only donated to the Democrat party.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) November 10, 2018
Miriam Adelson literally bought herself the nation's highest civilian honor by giving Republicans $100,000,000+. In the grand scheme of things, it's not as bad as the racism, or the lying, or the voter suppression, or the fraud, or the general miserableness. But it still stinks. https://t.co/J1VPrKbRf3
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) November 10, 2018
During his term, President Barack Obama awarded 123 medals. Of course, he generally stuck to the living.
Most famously, he awarded it to his vice president, Joe Biden, who became extremely emotional at the event.
Miriam Adelson and her husband Shelton were reportedly behind Trump’s controversial decision to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
NEWS: @realDonaldTrump to award Miriam Adelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
CONTEXT: Miriam Adelson, with her billionaire casino mogul husband Sheldon Adelson, contributed more than **$113 million** during Election 2018 to GOP causes. pic.twitter.com/po4y3RVf0S
— Dave Levinthal (@davelevinthal) November 10, 2018
Hey, conservatives who don’t think Trump giving a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Miriam Adelson for being a megadonor is inappropriate, close your eyes and imagine Obama giving one to George Soros. Hello? HELLO? Where’d you go? Did your head explode? Hate it when that happens.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) November 10, 2018
I woke up to:
– the President shaming my state for being on fire.
-the President cancelling a trip to honor the WWI dead because it’s … raining.
-the President giving the Presidential medal of freedom to Elvis and Miriam Adelson.
It is 8:40 AM PST.
— John Ross Bowie (@JohnRossBowie) November 10, 2018
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson gave $112,250,000 to independent expenditure committees last year. pic.twitter.com/d5xnGy8Ojr
— Political MoneyLine (@pml_tray) November 10, 2018
Please tell me Miriam Adelson is a scientist who cured a disease or a composer who wrote magnificent symphonies or similar. Because the idea of doling out our nation’s honors to his rich donors is turning my stomach. https://t.co/Oeb1DDd25K
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) November 10, 2018
Donald Trump watched the midterms with Sheldon and Miriam Adelson. The Likudnik power couple, who donated over $100 million to Republican candidates in the last election cycle, ate “French fries served from elegant dishware.” https://t.co/O5226nAXTR
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) November 8, 2018
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to understand this president as the days pass by.