That is the opinion of the editor-in-chief of Dagens Nyheter magazine, Peter Voladarski.
The “Presidential Medal of Freedom” is one of the highest awards in the United States, along with the “Gold Medal of Congress.”
The award is given by the President of the United States, and has been awarded since 1963 by great personalities such as Elvis Presley, Neil Armstrong and Martin Luther King Jr. are just some of those who received the award.
Sports profiles such as basketball player Michael Jordan and golfer Tiger Woods also won a medal.
Another golfer, Sweden’s Annika Sorenstam, is the last athlete in the series to receive a medal.
Together with Gary Player, who has won the PGA tour 24 times, they both received the award at a ceremony at the White House on Thursday this week.
It happened just one day after the chaos in the US Congress.
– Drop the medal
The fact that Sorenstam received such an award from Trump provokes sharp reactions.
Christine Brennan from NOW TODAY is very critical of the fact that Sorenstam and Player receive such an award from a man who participated in the creation of chaos in the United States only a few hours earlier.
Brennan believes their reputation will be ruined forever:
– As representatives of their game and as business people who benefit greatly from it, their reputation has been destroyed forever. Sorenstam and Player will now be connected to Trump at this terrible time in the nation’s history, forever, Brennan writes.
Also, the editor-in-chief of Dagens Nyheter, Peter Voladarski, reacted strongly. Voladarski writes on Twitter that Sorenstam should throw a medal.
– Receive a medal from the president who called for a violent attack on the US Congress, the democratic heart of the country. Isn’t Annika Sorenstam ashamed? Throw a medal, race Voladarski.
The medal is awarded to individuals who have contributed to American security, national interests, world peace, or cultural or other important public or private efforts.
One of the best in the world
Sorenstam is considered one of the world’s best golfers in history. The Swede has won as many as 74 tournaments on the LPGA tour and stands with 10 wins in major tournaments.
It is also ranked first in the world. Serenstam resigned in 2008.