Donald Trump has mostly made a mockery of his ability to award civilian honors. He gave Rush Limbaugh the Medal of Freedom at 2020’s State of the Union. Football Lou Holtz was given the same honor this summer as a reward for questioning Joe Biden‘s Catholicism during the Republican National Convention.
When compared to the Democratic National Convention, the Republican event was seriously lacking in star power. Lou Holtz, who coached the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to a National Championship in 1988, was an exception.
An openly crying Vice President Joe Biden went from tears to shock as President Obama awarded the final Medal of Freedom of his time in office to the Vice President.