2019 Masters champion Tiger Woods was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Monday:

Paul Krugman, New York Times Nobel Laureate economist who predicted that the markets might never recover from a Trump election win, mocked the fact that a professional golfer had been awarded the Medal of Freedom:

And others are old enough to remember who received Presidential Medals of Freedom before Trump ever took office:

As we know, the “rules” were very different when Barack Obama was president.

Like so many other Paul Krugman claims, that one went south quickly.