In case you missed this (and, considering the world’s melting, you likely did), earlier today Donald Trump presented Gary Player and Annika Sorenstam with Presidential Medals of Freedom.
The ceremony took place behind closed doors, and Player and Sorenstam were two of three golf recipients—the late Babe Zaharias was the other.
And I would like to say, on behalf of American sports fans: You really showed up?
Annika, Gary—in case you didn’t hear the news, yesterday the president of the United States led an armed attack on the U.S. Capitol. He was directly responsible, just as he’s responsible for convincing millions of Americans that democracy no longer matters and can no longer be trusted.
Yesterday, America was on fire because of Donald Trump.
And, this afternoon, you stood before him, accepting a medal.
Is that who you are?
Is that what this is all about?
You stood before Donald Trump as he placed a medal around your necks, thereby acknowledging today as just another day in America. You could have said, ‘No.’ You could have said, “Considering what transpired yesterday, I can no longer take part in this. I love America. This country means so much to me. And, because of that, I will stay home.” Hell, you could have said, “I respect Donald Trump, but in light of what’s going on …”
You stood there.
Medal around neck.
Dignity in the toilet.