WASHINGTON – The Great Bambino, the King of Rock and Roll and the former leader of "America's Team" are among those who are to receive the highest honor a president can bestow upon a civilian.
The White House announced on Saturday that President Donald Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to seven people next week. The list, which includes three posthumous recipients, includes sports and entertainment legends such as Babe Ruth and Elvis Presley, as well as political and philanthropic figures such as the philanthropist Miriam Adelson, the Republican Utah, Orrin Hatch, and the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 1965) Adelson, wife of billionaire republican funder Sheldon Adelson, is named by the White House for founding research centers dedicated to the fight against substance abuse, and her husband founded the Adelson Medical Research Foundation, which supports life-threatening disease research , She also supported Jewish schools, Holocaust memorial organizations, and Israeli military and veterans, according to the White House.
The Adelsons were among the Republican Party's biggest benefactors in favor of this election campaign period
Christopher Devine, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Dayton, noted that he mentioned some unusual aspects of Trump's selection.
Devine, author of a study entitled "The Policy of the Presidential Medal of Freedom: A Fifty-Year Analysis, 1963-2013," noted that an atypical aspect was the time Trump first applied for the award the medal needed, as well as the smaller size of the group.
He also said both the number of athletes and the number of junior researchers Trump had chosen – three each – was relatively high given the overall size of the group.
Regarding the election of the president: At the discretion of the president, "Devine said in a telephone interview.
The White House also praised the achievements of Hatch, one of the senior senators in US history four decades of legislative activity and its judicial leadership affirmations.
Scalia, a conservative legal icon, was quoted by the White House for insisting that the role of federal judges was to preserve the original meaning of the constitution – never to the country to impose their own beliefs. "[19659004InthepressreleasePresleywaspresentedthananecomanticconceptedtheAmericanCulturemodefoundthatfanswereVernewedwiththeWorldWorldwideand"GospelCountryRhythmusandBluesSoldSoundSometimesmoreSoldinBillionthsPlatesinMilitaryService"
Meanwhile, Ruth is celebrated for baseball for decades. Setting records and setting up the Babe Ruth Foundation to help disadvantaged children raise money for the war effort during World War II. "His legacy has never been overshadowed, and he remains the personification of America's Pastime," the White House said.
Winners include two Hall of Famers football: the former Dallas Cowboys. Quarterback Roger Staubach, who also fought voluntarily in the Vietnam War and later became a businessman and advocate of charitable causes such as the United Way, and defensive against Alan Page, who later became the first African American to serve at the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The Medal of Freedom is awarded to those who have "made particularly commendable contributions to the country's security or national interests, for world peace or for cultural or other significant public or private effort," said the White House, citing the order the executive determining the price.
This is the first time that Trump has won the presidential medal Freedom presents, which He will do on Friday. He did not award the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor, until October.