Trump to award Medal of Freedom to Elvis, Babe Ruth, among others

Rex Christensen
November 11, 2018

The White House praised Hatch, one of the longest-serving senators in US history, as a champion of "religious liberty" who "fought against communism, and stood on the side of freedom around the world".

Trump will also award the medal to Miriam Adelson, a physician who together with her husband Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire casino magnate, is a major donor to the Republican party, Jewish causes worldwide, and medical research.

Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist, and humanitarian, and has founded two research centers dedicated to combatting drug addiction.

Sheldon Adelson, 85 and according to Forbes the 14th-richest person in America in 2017, gave Trump's campaign $82m during the 2016 election. He's also one of few entertainers (even if you include the world of sports) receiving a medal this year, no doubt due to most of the entertainment industry's rejection of Trump, his rhetoric, and politics.

President Donald Trump on Saturday named seven individuals to receive Presidential Medals of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the U.S.

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Roger Staubach is a Hall-of-Fame quarterback who played for the National Football League for 11 seasons and won two Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys.

Hatch announced his retirement from the senate in January 2018 after serving Utah for 41 years, one of the longest-serving members in American history. They've also help support Jewish schools, Holocaust memorial organizations and Israeli military personnel. He has led the way in confirming qualified judges throughout the Federal judiciary in order to protect our constitutional order, and has championed religious liberty, fought against communism, and stood on the side of freedom around the world.

Page played for the Vikings from 1967 until 1978, and was a member of the legendary "Purple People Eaters" line-up. Elvis fused gospel, country, and rhythm and blues to create a sound all his own, selling more than a billion records. In 1988, he started the Page Education Foundation, which went on to provide scholarships to almost 7,000 students.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth, a baseball legend.

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