The Presidential Medal of Freedom is awarded to people who have made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States. It is bestowed only by the President of the United States of America.View of Presidential Medal of Freedom : News Photo

In awarding the Medal to Rush at the 2020 State of the Union address President Trump said: “Rush Limbaugh: Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country. Rush, in recognition of all that you have done for our nation, the millions of people a day that you speak to and inspire, and all of the incredible work that you have done for charity, I am proud to announce tonight that you will be receiving our country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.”

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