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Trump could join Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela as a Florida Republican leads the charge in Congress to award him with high civilian honor


Florida – Florida Rep. Anna Paulina Luna is constantly showing her loyalty to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Recently, she backed Trump’s “demands” for mandatory drug tests before presidential debates, expressing her concerns about Biden’s fitness for office, particularly highlighting the critical responsibilities associated with the presidency, such as handling nuclear weapons, during an interview on “Sunday Morning Futures.” And now she is leading the charge in Congress to award Donald Trump a high civilian honor.

Trump could join Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela as a Florida Republican leads the charge in Congress to award him with high civilian honor

Efforts to Honor Trump’s Presidency

A group of Republicans, led by Florida Congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna, is championing an effort to award the Congressional Gold Medal to former President Donald Trump. The resolution is currently gathering momentum despite the former president’s involvement in legal challenges in several states, including Florida, New York, Georgia, and Washington, D.C., making him the first former president in U.S. history to face criminal charges.

Congresswoman Luna argues that Trump deserves this prestigious honor “in recognition of his exceptional leadership and dedication to strengthening America’s diplomatic relations during his presidency.” This sentiment is echoed in the legislative text she is pushing forward, emphasizing Trump’s significant contributions to global diplomacy and security.

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The initiative is not without support; Luna is backed by six other Republican representatives, including high-profile figures like Lauren Boebert, Andy Ogles, Randy Weber, Mike Waltz, and Deputy Whip Guy Reschenthaler. Additionally, Fox News reported that Congresswoman Mary Miller has also supported this legislative push.

According to Luna, it was Trump’s “fearless leadership” that repositioned the United States as a globally respected power. She passionately stated, “It is time we recognize a president who put our country first and secured global peace through bold diplomacy.” Furthermore, Luna criticized the liberal media’s portrayal of Trump’s administration, asserting, “America and the world were undoubtedly safer under President Donald Trump.”

Strong Advocacy from Republican Representatives

The resolution finds another staunch advocate in House Freedom Caucus Chairman Bob Good, who recently pivoted his support from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to Trump after DeSantis exited the presidential race. Good praised Trump’s presidency, highlighting his achievements: “President Trump did more in four years on behalf of the American people than any president in my lifetime. He secured our border, achieved historic peace in the Middle East, and implemented policies that helped our economy prosper.”

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Other representatives have also voiced their support. Andy Ogles lauded Trump for his “stalwart defense of the American way of life,” and Randy Weber reflected on the past, claiming, “every patriotic American knows our country was unequivocally better off four years ago under his stewardship.”

The Significance of the Congressional Gold Medal

The Congressional Gold Medal is one of the highest civilian honors in the United States, traditionally awarded to individuals or groups who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture.

This tradition dates back to the American Revolution, with recipients spanning various fields including military, science, public service, and civil rights. Notable past recipients include Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks. If successful, Trump would be the first president to receive this honor since Ronald Reagan in 2000.

Challenges Ahead

While the resolution may find favor in the Republican-led House, it faces a tough battle in the Democratic-majority Senate. The proposal, therefore, stands as a significant testament to the polarized views on Trump’s presidency and his lasting impact on American politics.

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The effort to honor Trump with the Congressional Gold Medal will likely ignite vigorous debates across the political spectrum, reflecting the deep divisions within the country. As Congress moves forward with this resolution, it remains to be seen how the legislative process will unfold and whether Trump’s presidency will be commemorated with one of the nation’s highest honors.

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