On Monday, President Donald Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to professional golfer Tiger Woods.
It is a bizarre choice, as Woods is young for a Medal of Freedom recipient and has been plagued by sex and substance abuse scandals, but it is completely on-brand for Trump, given that the two of them are longtime friends with business ties to each other.
After Trump presented Woods with the award, social media pounced, criticizing the decision, as well as Woods for accepting it:
Donald Trump giving Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom is so absurd it actually makes perfect sense— Lauren Duca (@Lauren Duca)1557164005.0
@WhiteHouse @TigerWoods “I cheated with porn stars too.” “But I didn’t have my lawyer pay them off.”— Dr. All In 🏳️🌈🇺🇸 (@Dr. All In 🏳️🌈🇺🇸)1557187111.0
Tiger Woods got the Medal of Freedom for the same reason Mrs. Adelson did: obsequious love of Trump. Not taking… https://t.co/TeDjoD39kC— Pam Keith, Esq. (@Pam Keith, Esq.)1557161341.0
@USATODAY I can see where this is going. Trump decides to reward his business partners with Medals of Freedom and… https://t.co/q8VH7dSthR— Wannapik (@Wannapik)1557187125.0