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Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:11 PM

Daily Beast: Patriots' Bill Belichick Turns Down Trump's Medal of Freedom Offer

https://www.thedailybeast.com/new-england-patriots-coach-bill-belichick-declines-trumps-presidential-medal-of-freedom-offer

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will not accept President Trumpís award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he announced in a statement Monday. The statement, first announced by ESPNís Adam Schefter, comes after media reports on Sunday that Trump had invited the six-time Super Bowl winner to the White House to receive the nationís highest civilian honor. ďThe tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award,Ē Belichick wrote in the statement. The coach and the president are longtime friends, with the former writing a congratulatory note to the latter after his 2016 election. Belichickís public break with Trump comes on the heels of several companies freezing the president out after he helped incite a riot in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

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Reply Daily Beast: Patriots' Bill Belichick Turns Down Trump's Medal of Freedom Offer (Original post)
SheltieLover Jan 2021 OP
CentralMass Jan 2021 #1
UTUSN Jan 2021 #2
BeyondGeography Jan 2021 #3
AmyStrange Jan 2021 #4
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #6
magicarpet Jan 2021 #5
StarfishSaver Jan 2021 #7
Blue_true Jan 2021 #8
colsohlibgal Jan 2021 #9
captain queeg Jan 2021 #10
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #12
Freedomofspeech Jan 2021 #11

Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:13 PM

1. Well done coach.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:15 PM

2. Bwah!1

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:15 PM

3. Knock me over with a feather

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:16 PM

4. He's a real Patriot...

 

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unlike those FAKE ones on Jan 6.
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Response to AmyStrange (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:17 PM

6. Sounds like it!

I wouldn't take anything that asshole offered either!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:16 PM

5. Turd time for trDump ....

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:19 PM

7. Washington Post story

 

Bill Belichick says he wonít accept Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump
By Cindy Boren

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/01/11/president-trump-bill-belichick-medal-of-freedom/

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:20 PM

8. I know that many here hate Belichick.

But I was surprised when him and Kraft backed Trump in 2016. I have business associates and friends in that region, Kraft and Belichick are out front doing a lot for people in need there, that is what shocked me when I heard that they supported Trump.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:23 PM

9. Commendable

Not a fan of him but applaud him for rejecting that dumb would be tyrant.

We need to lock Drumpf up in the Psychiatric Wing of a Prison ASAP.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:24 PM

10. Getting a medal from trump ought to be seen as a huge dishonor.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:29 PM

12. I would perceive it as such

Not even close to joking.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 09:26 PM

11. I am gobsmacked by this...

Now this means that I have to like him. I am beyond thrilled that he did the right thing!

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