Just a day after his supporters rioted inside the U.S. Capitol, President Donald trump went back to business. And by business we mean golf.
POTUS on Thursday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 3 professional golfers – Retired Stars Annika sorenstam and Gary Player, as good as Babe Didrikson Zaharias, died in 1956.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the country’s highest civilian honor … which the White House describes as an award given to those who have made particularly meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to peace. world or culture or other important public or private initiatives. “
The player and Sorenstam were due to receive the award in March … but the event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ceremony is normally open to the press … but not this time.
Of course, that most likely has to do with the events that unfolded in Washington on Wednesday … with hundreds of pro-Trump supporters invading Capitol Hill.
If you question the decision to continue the event – given that the country is still grappling with the aftermath of Wednesday’s incident – you are not alone.
The player’s son, Marc, expressed concern over her father’s acceptance of the award, tweeting: “I wish my father would just and politely decline this ‘award’ at this time.”
“Your deaf. In denial. False !!”
New recipients join Arnold palmer, Jack nicklaus, Charlie sifford and Tiger woods as the only golfers to receive the award.