Champion for Freedom

Republicans ridiculed for gifting Trump ‘Made Up’ tiny bowl award

Donald Trump is notorious for being obsessed with awards of any kind

The NRSC made up a new award, bought a down market brass bowl from World Market and presented it to Donald Trump


Donald Trump and his Republican faithful faced ridicule on Monday after Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) posted an image of himself presenting the former president with the so-called “Champion for Freedom” award over the weekend. “President Trump fought for American workers, secured the border, and protected our constitutional rights,” Scott tweeted, alongside the image of himself with Trump holding a ceremonial dish.

The inaugural gifting of the National Republican Senatorial Committee award came amid reports that during a Republican National Committee weekend donor retreat at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Trump used his Saturday night address to rage at Republican leaders, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and continue to insist he won the 2020 election.

Critics online noted that it appeared as though Republicans were making an effort to soothe the incensed former president, who is notorious for being obsessed with awards of any kind.

Scott was one of eight Republican senators who voted against the certification of Electoral College votes even after the Jan. 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol led by Trump’s supporters.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee promoted Scott’s tweet, prompting criticism of the committee, Scott and the former president.

Reactions on Twitter:

· The NRSC made up a new award, bought a down market brass bowl from World Market and presented it to Donald Trump this weekend as if he were the winner of a c-list pro-am golf tournament.

· This party is so fucking pathetic that they have to bestow golden offerings (with names like "FrEeDoM aWaRd") to stay in the good graces of their one-term president.

· "Rick Scott came to me and said, 'Sir, Sir, we're giving you the Freedom Award! Everyone's saying it's the GREATEST AWARD OF ALL TIME! Abraham Lincoln got it, Gandhi got it, even Jesus got it!' Rick Scott, a big tough guy, then started crying for the first time in his life."

· Trump: “It’s a great award. So great. It’s a new award it is so big!” You’ll never see a more deserving leader achieve, what I have done.

· They had to MAKE UP an award. LOL

· Presenting the golf clothes-clad leader with a fake award while paying him to use his property -- one of the starkest illustrations yet of how the Republican Party is little more than a Trump personality cult

Read more

DeSantis gives Fox 'exclusive' of him signing election bill

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, continuing his ongoing feud with most of the “corporate media,” on Thursday signed into law a contentious election bill during an event where only Fox News was allowed to observe.

Money problems: Rudy Giuliani cuts down his entourage

Rudy Giuliani, the former personal lawyer for ex-president Donald Trump, has reduced the size of his personal entourage. Giuliani laid off several staffers and independent contractors in the last few weeks, according to one of the people, who said the ousted employees had been told that the former New York mayor was seeking to cut costs.

Donald Trump’s Navy Chief blew $2M on eight-month traveling spree

Former Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite traversed the globe in his brief tenure under the Trump administration, spending about $2.4 million in air travel, according to figures and documents obtained by USA TODAY. Braithwaite spent $232,000 the week before President Joe Biden's inauguration to fly to Wake Island, a tiny Pacific atoll, where, according to Navy spokesman Capt. Jereal Dorsey, no sailors or Marines are stationed.

Judge's decision on Bill Barr memo puts spotlight on secretive DOJ office

A small but powerful section of the Department of Justice (DOJ) is under renewed scrutiny after a federal judge tore into former Attorney General William Barr and ordered the DOJ to release a memo that let former President Trump claim he was exonerated by the Mueller probe. Critics of the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), which provides legal advice to the White House and Cabinet agencies, have long argued it acts as a rubber stamp for the president and essentially drafts laws behind closed doors.