This afternoon, Donald Trump bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom upon several people, including the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. And, in doing so, he couldn’t help but unleash the full Trump just a little bit:
Introducing Maureen Scalia, the late Justice's widow, Trump also recognizes all 9 of their children then adds,
"You were very busy. Wow. Wow. I always knew I liked him."
— Jackie Calmes (@jackiekcalmes) November 16, 2018
That may be a first at a Medal of Freedom ceremony.
Pres Trump to Antonin Scalia's widow, after naming their 9 children: "You were very busy…wow…I always knew I liked him."
— Karen Travers (@karentravers) November 16, 2018
You’ll definitely want to go to the videotape for this one:
Trump commends Antonin Scalia for having a lot of sex pic.twitter.com/YKkgw027QA
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 16, 2018
Needless to say, reactions are somewhat mixed:
— I'll ride with you📎 (@mrshellwinger) November 16, 2018
So bizarre. So inappropriate.
— The Time Traveler 🌊 (@TheTimeTravell3) November 16, 2018
Ugh. So gross.
— Charlotte Corday 2018 (@lillymw) November 16, 2018
Perverse undertone, completely wrong place, and yet, almost feels quaint by his standards.
— dark and vast (@masetto19) November 16, 2018
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) November 16, 2018
— Shoshana Weissmann, Regulatory Reform Muse (@senatorshoshana) November 16, 2018
— Travis Morgan (@Travis_Morgz) November 16, 2018
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 16, 2018