Trump to give 7 na­tion’s high­est civil­ian honor

Star-Telegram (Sunday) - - News -

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has an­nounced his first re­cip­i­ents of the Pres­i­den­tial Medal of Free­dom and they in­clude the wife of a ma­jor Repub­li­can donor, the long­est-serv­ing GOP se­na­tor in U.S. his­tory, Elvis Pres­ley, Babe Ruth and late Supreme Court Jus­tice An­tonin Scalia.

Medals are go­ing to Miriam Adelson, a doc­tor and wife of Repub­li­can donor Shel­don Adelson; Utah Sen. Or­rin Hatch; for­mer Dal­las Cowboys quar­ter­back Roger Staubach and Alan Page, who be­gan a le­gal ca­reer af­ter leav­ing the NFL.

The medal is the na­tion’s high­est honor for a civil­ian. It is one of the few pres­i­den­tial des­ig­na­tions that dis­penses with the tra­di­tional lay­ers of staff re­view that pre­cede par­dons or com­mu­ta­tions and in­stead re­flects the com­man­der in chief’s whims and per­sonal in­ter­ests.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.