President Trump is currently in turmoil after last week’s US Capitol riot but he plans to use his final days in office honoring those close to him.
On Sunday Politico reported that Trump is planning to honor New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick with the Medal of Freedom on Thursday.
New– Trump to award Bill Belichick the Medal of Freedom amid House impeachment pushhttps://t.co/jsRfbh4dJm
— Sam Stein (@samstein) January 10, 2021
With just days to go in office and facing calls to resign, President Donald Trump is planning to spend the upcoming week taking a ceremonial victory lap and making last-minute use of his presidential powers.
On Monday, Trump plans to award Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) the highest civilian honor. On Tuesday, he plans to visit Alamo, Texas, to visit a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. And on Thursday, Trump plans to award New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick the Presidential Medal of Freedom, according to a White House official.
A spokesperson for the Patriots did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Belichick currently serves on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition and once wrote a letter to Trump during his 2016 Presidential campaign.
It’s currently unclear if Belichick will accept the Medal Of Freedom considering everything that’s going on in Washington.
Will Belichick accept is the question. https://t.co/jssg9wgYus
— Carp (@robcarpenter81) January 11, 2021
Will Belichick accept the award from @POTUS Trump?
Has he already accepted it? https://t.co/tPIqgvjw7R
— OMF (@OMFonWEEI) January 11, 2021