'A literal participation trophy': Trump and GOP mocked for making up 'Champion for Freedom' Award
U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) and Donald Trump are taking heat after the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), which the Florida Senator currently heads, created an new award, the "Champion for Freedom," specifically for the former President, who incited an insurrection designed to overturn a free and fair election.
"This award is presented to conservative leaders who have worked tirelessly to create good jobs, protect the values that make our country great, and stop the Democrats' socialist agenda," the NRSC said in a press release.
Punchbowl News founder Jake Sherman notes that the award comes after Trump called the highest ranking elected Republican in the country a "dumb son of a bitch," which he did on Saturday.
The @NRSC gave an award to Donald trump. Over the weekend, trump called @LeaderMcConnell — senate gop leader —… https://t.co/EjU7KpSNHP— Jake Sherman (@Jake Sherman) 1618235030
The mockery came quickly.
They gave him a literal participation trophy? https://t.co/Ak83qZTvZo— Kaili Joy Gray (@Kaili Joy Gray) 1618235762
@JakeSherman @NRSC @LeaderMcConnell @SenRickScott I still can’t believe that republicans let Trump walk on treason.… https://t.co/973qKYfN2I— Luke Zaleski (@Luke Zaleski) 1618236121
@JakeSherman @daveweigel @NRSC @LeaderMcConnell @SenRickScott “Inaugural”. Made shit up just to make big baby happy— kevin (@kevin) 1618235325
@JakeSherman @NRSC @LeaderMcConnell @SenRickScott So they made up an award to stroke the ego of their dear leader. How fitting.— 💙💛Manatee Dreams 💙💛 (@💙💛Manatee Dreams 💙💛) 1618236005
Congrats on your (insurrection) participation trophy! https://t.co/s0nkf38mVf— Dan Pfeiffer (@Dan Pfeiffer) 1618237226
@JakeSherman @NRSC @LeaderMcConnell @SenRickScott So now they’re making up awards so he can feel special? Is his ego really that fragile?— Meidas_Kristin🇺🇦🌻 (@Meidas_Kristin🇺🇦🌻) 1618235193
@JakeSherman @NRSC @LeaderMcConnell @SenRickScott Awe, look, they’re giving him a participation trophy. Nothing wei… https://t.co/u3d35jdlxn— CJSeahorse Mom (@CJSeahorse Mom) 1618236117
Florida Man Qualifies for Participation Trophy. https://t.co/xeG26L0fOo— Mike Gehrke (@Mike Gehrke) 1618237632
Mans incited an insurrection against the U.S. government and Republicans presented him with an award 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/027yXAYfqJ— Brad's Imaginarium Emporium 🎨 (@Brad's Imaginarium Emporium 🎨) 1618237465
Republicans have been complaining about participation trophies for kids for years. Now they just gave Trump a parti… https://t.co/PXgwqpraTF— Živilee 🇺🇲🇺🇦 (@Živilee 🇺🇲🇺🇦) 1618237252
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