Top Stories
Top Stories
White House

Trump says 7 will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom 

Michael Ochs | Archives | Getty Images

President Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and they include the wife of a major Republican Party donor, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, Elvis Presley, and Babe Ruth.

Trump will also posthumously recognize the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Medals are going to Miriam Adelson, a doctor and wife of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a Republican donor; Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, who is retiring after more than 41 years in the U.S. Senate; former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach and Alan Page, who began a legal career after leaving the NFL.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest honor for a civilian.

Next Article
World News

Trump, Macron agree on European defense after Trump's 'very insulting' comment

Key Points
  • France's Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on Saturday on the need for Europe to bear more of the burden for defense.
  • The announcement papered over an earlier Trump tweet that described Macron's call for a European army as "very insulting."