In any other administration, people are thrilled when they receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom but New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick just told Trump he doesn’t want to ‘move forward with the award.”
Citing the “tragic events of last week” Belichick wrote:
“Recently, I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I was flattered by out of respect for what the honor represents and admiration for prior recipients,” Belichick said in a statement. “Subsequently, the tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award. Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nation’s values, freedom and democracy.”
No word on how Trump took the news.