Donald Trump made news last week after winning the "Champion for Freedom Award."
There's just one problem - the award doesn't exist and is simply a tiny little bowl.
And understandably, the internet has gone wild.
It is a pretty ridiculous move...
But honestly, it's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Trump's quirks.
GettyNo one could quite believe what they were hearing when the notorious business tycoon announced his plans to run for president during the 2016 presidential campaigns.
But when it came round to election day...
The world awoke on November 9th to see that America officially had its new, and very controversial, leader.
Trump immediately threw himself into the role of president of the United States...
And it was certainly up and down. Trump sparked his fair share of outrage, imposing a temporary travel ban on Muslims entering and leaving the U.S. and banning transgender people from the military, just for example.
But he also passed a bill that makes animal cruelty a federal crime, and unemployment in the country was at an all-time low at just 3.6 percent.
Of course, Trump was certainly no stranger to criticism and controversy.
Much of his behavior while acting as president was seriously questioned, with many calling for him, again and again, to be impeached and even removed from office entirely.
He even underwent an impeachment trial on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress last year - something that would go on to leave a nasty stain on his reputation.
And, to make things even worse...
Shortly after the impeachment charges were dropped, the world was hit by the coronavirus pandemic which Trump was accused of handling awfully.
He insisted over and over again how "harmless" the virus was, despite catching it himself in October and seeing more than 390,000 American people die.
Of course, the people of America were left grieving and feeling angry...
But this didn't stop Trump from running as president for a second term in last year's 2020 elections.
Trump's presidential campaign was as chaotic as we'd all expected and right up until November 3rd, when the votes started to get counted, Trump continued to spread lies about Biden and his campaign team in a desperate bid to be reelected.
But these efforts were to little avail.
On November 7th, it was confirmed that Joe Biden had won the election by amassing 284 electoral college seats to Trump's 214.
It was a clear and fair win for Biden and Kamala Harris...
But Trump refused to see it this way and, instead, went on to repeatedly accuse Biden and his team of election fraud.
According to Trump, the Republicans were the real winners of the election.
Trump's refusal to concede to Biden only poured more fuel on his army of angry supporters...
And this lead to the shocking scenes at the U.S Capitol building on January 6th, just weeks before Biden's inauguration.
5 people were confirmed to have died during the violent riot...
You’ve caused this, get on TV immediately and stop it - before people start being killed. https://t.co/59dqsiXEaK— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 6, 2021
And during all of this, calls were repeatedly made for Trump to put a stop to the madness... but they were to little avail.
Trump eventually issued a series of small tweets asking for his supporters to simply "go home" and he down-right refused to take any responsibility for the riot, despite him being the one who encouraged his supporters to literally "fight back" earlier that day.
This lead to Trump being suspended indefinitely from all major social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.https://t.co/CBpE1I6j8Y— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021
Of course, we all know how much Trump loved Twitter, so this was a huge deal.
This got Congress talking, which lead to the decision to officially impeach Donald Trump just weeks before his term was up...
Making Trump the only president in history to be impeached twice during a presidential term.
So, it's safe to say that Donald Trump isn't having a good year so far...
And it doesn't look like it's getting any better...
As the Republican Party has had to make up an award for him to win.
And obviously the world had to call them out.
Here's the award that got everybody talking ...
This weekend I was proud to recognize President Donald Trump with the inaugural @NRSC Champion for Freedom Award.— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) April 12, 2021
President Trump fought for American workers, secured the border, and protected our constitutional rights. https://t.co/4jjy88FRVr pic.twitter.com/A9I2sATdkn
And here's the best of the internet's responses ...
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
This party is so fucking pathetic that they have to bestow golden offerings (with names like "FrEeDoM aWaRd") to stay in the good graces of their one-term president.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) April 12, 2021
It's an honor just to not get this award. https://t.co/eREdsMXcAk— (((Joshua Malina))) (@JoshMalina) April 12, 2021
Presenting the golf clothes-clad leader with a fake award while paying him to use his property -- one of the starkest illustrations yet of how the Republican Party is little more than a Trump personality cult https://t.co/X68GC2yawK— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 12, 2021
What a sad, pathetic end for the Party of Lincoln. https://t.co/J9aczKcQW7— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) April 12, 2021
FREEDOM AWARD - a bullshit award you invent in order to get a photo-op with someone you're trying to use to build your own brand (see: Tom Cruise's Scientology Freedom Medal of Valor) https://t.co/5uTHnLejJD pic.twitter.com/2UEQKDpKMH— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) April 12, 2021
So Rick Scott gave a toddler a toy - big deal. Let's focus on what Scott and his Senate GOP cronies are trying to steal from us now: our votes, our safety, our future. https://t.co/yERd2rCDDI— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) April 12, 2021
CAPTION: Rick Scott (right), who presided over the largest theft of Medicare funds in history, presents fake award to Donald Trump (left), who presided over an attempted theft of the country. pic.twitter.com/jUIAAVgeG9— Ben. No More, No Less. (@BJS_quire) April 12, 2021
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