Over the weekend, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) held a meeting at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf resort, proving that members of the GOP are still required to make a pilgrimage to Palm Beach, Florida, and kiss the Donald’s ring so they stay on his good side.
One of the things the NRSC did while at Mar-a-Lago was give Trump something the group has dubbed the “Champion For Freedom Award.” The fact that they gave an award with “freedom” in it’s title to Donald Trump is more than a tad ironic since the former president tried to strip freedom away from Americans and turn the United States into a authoritarian state during his four years in office. And it’s double ironic when you consider that Trump is facing criminal investigations on multiple fronts and may well be headed for prison.
Here’s Rick Scott’s tweet announcing the award given to Trump:
This weekend I was proud to recognize President Donald Trump with the inaugural @NRSC Champion for Freedom Award.
President Trump fought for American workers, secured the border, and protected our constitutional rights. https://t.co/4jjy88FRVr pic.twitter.com/A9I2sATdkn
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) April 12, 2021
That left many on social media laughing and mocking Scott for inventing such a “pathetic” excuse of an award, which he likely only gave to Trump so he could get his photo taken with the failed, one-term former president. Trump was also subjected to online ridicule. Take a look:
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. pic.twitter.com/wOYe0aunZf
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) April 12, 2021
I thought Republicans were against participation trophies.
When did that change?
— Christopher Budd (@ChristopherBudd) April 12, 2021
Shame he won’t be allowed to take that with him to prison.
— LindaC (@LDCDee) April 12, 2021
And then backlit the photo like they’re standing in the fires of hell. Apropos.
— Elaine A (@OuttaMyLaine) April 12, 2021
he met with his sycophant who can help
but refused to meet with @mattgaetz who would have probably been wearing a wire…
pleading the 5th over 75 times when you were investigated for Medicaid fraud paid off…the former guy knows you get omertà, right?
— TheBouton (@bbouton) April 12, 2021
No one is a bigger champion for freedom than a man who tried to overturn the results of a free and fair election.
— MartinAmerica (@martinamerica) April 12, 2021
I wonder what he’s going to do with it? Keep it for his Adderall or give it to Jnr for his coke…
— Mark (@MilMar2020) April 12, 2021
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