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Tue Sep 17, 2019, 01:16 AM

Trump Goes to the Bullpen in Awarding His Latest Presidential Medal of Freedom

Source: New York Times

Trump Goes to the Bullpen in Awarding His Latest Presidential Medal of Freedom



President Trump awarded Mariano Rivera, a former Yankees pitcher, the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Monday at the White House. Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times
By Michael Crowley and Tyler Kepner

Sept. 16, 2019

WASHINGTON ó President Trump brought a New York sports icon to the White House on Monday for the latest installment of his favorite new presidential pastime: honoring a sports legend who also happens to be a political supporter.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/16/us/politics/trump-mariano-rivera.html



Sorry, I just discovered the the New York Times isn't going to share the rest of the article with me.

I'll see if I can rustle up the rest of the info. from another source.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 01:19 AM

1. Hot story:Melania Trump Matches Her Pink Top to Her Heels for Baseball Star's Presidential Medal of

SEP 16, 2019 7:01PM PT
Melania Trump Matches Her Pink Top to Her Heels for Baseball Starís Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony
By Charlie Carballo



Melania Trump wears Dior with Manolo Blahnik pumps to a ceremony for President Donald Trump to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former New York Yankees baseball pitcher Mariano Rivera, Sept. 16, 2019.
CREDIT: PATRICK SEMANSKY/AP/SHUTTERSTOCK

Melania Trump was suited up today at the White House, opting for touches of pink, to help honor baseball hero Mariano Rivera at the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony.

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https://footwearnews.com/2019/fashion/celebrity-style/melania-trump-mariano-rivera-dior-suit-pink-high-heels-1202838475/

Trump's Air Force One footwear:


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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 06:29 AM

10. That woman has seen more

traffic than the Holland Tunnel. What a "first family". Who will be awarded the medal next - Ivanka? Jared?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 01:22 AM

2. Trump awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to baseball legend Mariano Rivera


The Yankees' newly inducted Hall of Famer received the nation's highest civilian honor at a White House ceremony on Monday.



WASHINGTON ó President Donald Trump presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera on Monday.

Trump praised Rivera, the first player to be unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, for his storied career and achievements on the field and off it, where he has donated scholarships and school supplies to low-income communities.

. . .

Rivera joined a growing list of professional athletes to be awarded the nationís highest civilian award by Trump ó three within the past month alone.

He is the 12th individual to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom during Trump's presidency. Other recent Trump honorees have included NBA Hall of Famers Jerry West and Bob Cousy and golf great Tiger Woods.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-awards-presidential-medal-freedom-baseball-legend-mariano-rivera-n1054896

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 01:29 AM

4. Next recipient: Tom Brady

the guy Ivanka was supposed to marry

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 01:32 AM

5. Bet he's so sorry now, or not. n/t

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 06:31 AM

11. Someone forgot to tell Tom.

Poor guy had to "settle" for supermodel Gisele.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 02:52 PM

15. Next week's awardee -- Ivanka.

Why is Fat Donnie focusing on jocks at the expense of people who have actually achieved something, like medical, scientific or artistic accomplishments? Is it because he feels superior to athletes? Or does he feel it elevates him to their level? Tiger Woods is easy; they both share an affinity for cheating on their wives.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 01:28 AM

3. List of Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients since JFK to Obama.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 02:46 AM

6. Trump gave one to Arthur Laffer, the man who helped sink the Kansas economy

Seems fitting in a perverse way

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Response to rpannier (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 03:58 AM

7. Unbelievable! Definitely perverse. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 04:28 AM

8. Bullpen?

 

That not the "bull-" word I usually associate with Donnie!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 06:03 AM

9. Rivera is an accomplished baseball hero with dozens of awards. He should

have politely turned down the invite to the White House, citing the cruelty of Trump's administration.

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Response to oasis (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 06:36 AM

12. YES!

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Response to oasis (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:10 AM

14. Fuck no... Turn down a chance for a free Big Mac?

I wouldn't.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 06:49 AM

13. This is a signal Trump will try to steal New York in the Electoral College

Expect a big push in 2020, more noise than you can shake a stick at.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 09:59 PM

16. I disagree. He could put Joe Torre on the ticket and still not sniff NY.

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