'Trying to make up for removing Vindman?' Trump's photo op with Tuskegee airman backfires
President Donald Trump and Brig. Gen. Charles McGee

The White House announced the promotion of Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee to brigadier general -- and unleashed another round of fury over Rush Limbaugh getting awarded the Medal of Freedom.


Trump announced the promotion, which had been approved by Congress in December, during last week's State of the Union address, when he also awarded the presidential medal to the right-wing talk show host.

The White House tweeted out a photo of Trump standing alongside McGee, among the last survivors of the famed group of African-American air corps personnel whose valor helped speed racial integration in the military after World War II.

But that wasn't enough to wash away the stain of granting Limbaugh the nation's highest civilian honor.