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What an fascinating coincidence how Donald Trump, in his listing of honorees for this yr’s Presidential Medal of Freedom, determined the 2 popular culture icons could be receiving it posthumously. Yeah, positively a coincidence. Entertainers love Trump, and love him bigly in spite of everything! According to Rolling Stone, Elvis Presley leads the listing of individuals receiving the distinction at a November 16 ceremony on the White House, alongside different noteable names akin to Babe Ruth and Antonin Scalia. (The relaxation: Senator Orrin Hatch, soccer participant Roger Staubach, soccer player-turned-judge Alan Page, and GOP megadonor Miriam Adelson.) “Elvis Presley outlined American tradition to billions of adoring followers around the globe,” the White House mentioned in a corresponding assertion. “He stays a permanent American icon 4 many years after his loss of life.”

Two years in the past — the final time this medal ceremony occurred — President Obama awarded 21 individuals with the distinction in a star-studded (and at occasions, tearful) reception, which included Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Robert De Niro, and Diana Ross. Because who wants America’s Cool Dad after we can have America’s $87 Million for Republicans Mom.

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