At an impromptu Rose Garden press gathering on Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced his latest pick for the Presidential Medal of Freedom will be himself.
“I’ve always said if I wanted something done, I was going to have to do it myself,” Trump told the crowd of journalists and invited guests. “Well, I got things done and now I’m giving myself an award for it.”
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor, which may be awarded by the President to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
“I lowered taxes, I got unemployment down, I killed that Iranian terrorist guy,” Trump said. “Who do you think helped with this stuff? Pence? Mike Pence? Come on. I love the guy, but come on.”
The President said he will be working with his team to come up with a list of other honors he can present to himself, hinting a national holiday is likely to be announced soon.