Trump awards Medal of Freedom to Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth and his couple who donated $ 112 MILLION to GOP
US President Donald Trump will hand over the 2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Elvis Presley, George Herman & # 39; Babe & # 39; Ruth, Jr. and five other people, according to the White House in a statement on Saturday.
The medal is the highest civil honor in the United States and is awarded annually to people who have made outstanding contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace or to cultural or other important public or private efforts.
In addition to Ruth and Presley, the Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, the later Supreme Court Antonin Scalia, Miriam and Sheldon Adelson, former professional football player Roger Staubach and former judge of the Supreme Court of Minnesota, Alan Page.
Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth were tapped to receive a posthumous medal of freedom, the Whte House released in a statement on Saturday
Justice Antonin Scalia was also selected to receive a posthumous medal for "insisting that federal judges maintain the original meaning of the constitution – never impose their own faith on the country."
Miriam Adelson is married to billionaire Sheldon Adelson. According to the White House, the doctor has opted for the establishment of research centers that focus on alcohol and drug abuse. The two also founded the Adelson Medical Research Foundation for life-threatening diseases. They also help support Jewish schools, Holocaust remembrance organizations and Israeli military personnel.
The couple was one of the biggest contributors to the GOP's efforts for the midterm elections. They donated no less than $ 112 million in super-PACs until September, CNN reports.
The White House praised the work of Hatch, who has done legislative work during his time as a senator in Utah for four decades.
The White House chose Miriam and Sheldon Adelson for their support of Jewish schools, Holocaust Remembrance organizations and Israeli military personnel. They were one of the biggest contributors to the GOP's efforts for the midterm elections, giving an unbelievable $ 112 million in super PACs.
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach and former Minnesota Viking Alan Page will also receive medals
Republican Orrin Hatch was selected to receive a medal for his more than four decades of work as a Utah senator
Scalia was chosen because he & # 39; insists that the role of federal judges is to maintain the original meaning of the constitution – never to impose their own faith on the country.
Presley was selected for his two-year military service. The White House also said that it was enjoying the way in which the Gospel, country, rhythm and blues merged by Presley & # 39; s created a unique sound and sold over a billion records. & # 39;
The Great Bambino has put down baseball records that have lasted for decades, making him the logical choice for the White House. They also mentioned the work that Babe Ruth did through his foundation, named after the athlete, who helped disadvantaged young people.
The medal is the highest civil honor in the United States and is awarded annually to people who have made an extraordinary contribution to society.
Trump still has to offer a presidential medal of freedom, but he did not award the medal of honor until October
& # 39; His legacy has never been overshadowed and he remains the personification of & # 39; America & # 39; s Pastime & # 39 ;, added the White House.
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach was tapped for volunteer work to fight in the Vietnam War and the work he did as a businessman. The Hall of Famer was also praised for its charities with the United Way.
Defensive tackle Alan Page was the other professional footballer who tapped for the Medal of Freedom. The former Minnesota Viking then began a legal career in which he became the first African American to serve at the Supreme Court in Minnesota.
Trump still has to present a presidential medal of freedom. He has already issued the Medal of Honor, the highest military honor in the US, in October.