As Trump continues to complete his last days in office, it looks like those he once considered to be allies are no longer standing by him following last week’s events.
According to CNN, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was scheduled to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday. However, he has announced that he will no longer accept the honor following the “tragic events of last week.”
Belichick said in a statement, “Recently, I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I was flattered by out of respect for what the honor represents and admiration for prior recipients. Subsequently, the tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award. Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nation’s values, freedom, and democracy.”
Belichick has been the head coach of the Patriots since 2000 and has won six Super Bowls titles as the head coach. Back in 2016, he wrote a letter in support of Trump and made mention of their friendship. He previously stated, “Our friendship goes back many years. Anybody who spends more than five minutes with me knows I’m not a political person. My comments are not politically motivated. I have a friendship with Donald.”
Now he has made the decision to decline an honor from Trump.
As many of you know, last week, many Trump supporters caused a riot outside of the Capitol building, and eventually breached the building causing even more chaos and confusion. The riot led to multiple deaths, and many arrests that are still ongoing. Some officials have handed in their letters of resignation following the horrific event.
The House Democrats have reportedly made plans to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump.
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