With less than 10 days remaining to his presidency and Democratic leaders screaming for new impeachment proceedings or his removal from office under the 25th Amendment after the violence at the nation’s Capitol last week, President Donald Trump is making the most out of his final days. President Trump is to award Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick the Presidential Medal of Freedom, according to the White House.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor an American civilian can receive. According to the White House, the award is given “to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the security or national interests of America, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”
These are two of several awards the president is reportedly planning in his final few days in office.
Belichick is one of the president’s favorite sports figures. His award is the culmination of a friendship and mutual admiration between the two public personas who hail from very different backgrounds. The president has traditionally loved sports and sports figures.