Donald Trump today announced he was giving the nation’s highest civilian honor, the presidential medal of freedom, to eight people, including Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth posthumously, as well as Senator Orrin Hatch, Judge Allan Page and– Miriam Adelson, the doctor wife of Sheldon Adelson. Recipients:
Roger Staubach, Hall-of-Fame quarterback
Miriam Adelson, philanthropist, wife of Sheldon
Allan Page, NFL player and 1st black judge on MN Supreme Court
Miriam Adelson and her husband each gave over $55 million to the congressional races for Republicans this term, in apparent gratitude for the Jerusalem decision and Trump’s tearing up of the Iran deal. They also were the largest contributors besides Trump himself to his 2016 presidential campaign.
We have repeatedly said here that Trump’s Middle East policy is bought and paid for by Sheldon and Miriam Adelson. In 2015 Trump warned that Marco Rubio would become Sheldon Adelson’s “perfect little puppet” at the time that Adelson was supporting the Florida senator. Who’s perfect now?
Miriam Adelson is 71 or 72 years old and was born in mandatory Palestine and raised in Israel. Her parents had fled the Holocaust in Poland. She is a specialist in addiction medicine, and met Sheldon Adelson, now 85, in the late 1980s while doing a program on that specialty at Rockefeller University in New York. They married in 1991.
Jennifer Hayden of DailyKos:
I’m blown away Donald Trump is giving the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Miriam Adelson, Republican mega-donor who gave $55 million to Republicans in the 2018 midterms. Not only is Trump NOT draining the swamp, he’s giving the swamp the highest civilian award in the nation.