Elvis, Babe Ruth, And The Rest Of Trump's Medal Of Freedom Winners

Am 15 Nov 2018 veröffentlicht
The King is one of several unexpected picks to receive the honor from the president who wants to be 'the king.'
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  • Trump is the GREATEST president in American history PERIOD!

  • "a pornstar that didn't talk" aahh man that got me 🤣😂😂😂😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

  • Trump is FUGLY . Why no one just spells that out first is a mystery.

  • Trump is so dumb he doesn't even know what an umbrella is for!

  • Trump brags about winning and says people are going to get tired of winning. Well, what happened in the House of Representatives Mr. Donald Jackass Trump? Was that winning? I don't think so! I hope you people wake up soon. It's clear what Trump is doing. He is making the world a great place for China, and Russia while shitting on America.

  • Trump says he looked like Elvis when growing up. Gimme a break! Elvis did not have orange hair. Elvis did have two bellies and weigh 388 lbs. Elvis did not spray wet farts out his buttocks when walking around. More lies from Trump trying to make the public think he was handsome when he was younger.

  • Elvis is the American Dream realized...Presley like no other is the example of what one can achieve in no other country on earth...he was/is ours...his legend lives on and always will...whether one is a fan...does not matter...he stands for no matter what or where you come from ...here in America...your dream can come true.

  • Elvis Presley..American born dirt poor little kid picked cotton in fields to survive..became.only entertainer ever to achieve over a billion records sold and still counting..only entertainer ever inducted into rock, gospel and country hall of fames...record gold/platinum#1 hits...Graceland visited 2nd only to white house by people from all over the world...first satellite program televised in American history and watched by over one billion people opened door for black entertainers to get their music played on radio...changed American culture...

  • @Craig: Well written...on point.

  • What no Sean Hannity?

  • Wait a minute.... Trump didn't give a medal to Trump?

  • "If anyone says Elvis Prestley was racist, then they don't know a thing about about Elvis Prestley or music history." BB King. 1957 Jet Magazine interview with Elvis cleared him of that Sepia Magazine rumor, Elvis wasn't even in Boston. Can't really trust the media when they call someone a racist without facts.

  • Why do people hate Trump so much?

  • Yikes! It looks like there's a finger in that bucket of chicken.

  • Elvis is the biggest and most celebrated star who ever lived. 1 billion records sold, Millions Tour is home each and every year, donated millions to worthy charities and people in need.. Culturally and musically he combined Country, Blues, and both white and black Gospel Music. He is just The real king.. Not like some fake royal king who inherits their position.. Elvis earned his crown.. He is more worthy than all these others, and it's about time he got this award. FACTS..

  • You can't be the real Janet Jackson because she respected and loved Elvis.. You come across very cynical without being harsh or mean, but I bet that is how you really feel about Elvis.. Sad! Well Elvis couldn't help being white.. He grew up poor and lived in areas where all those elements were heard from his porch.. Country music, Gospel, Blues.. He soaked it up, and James Brown, BB King, Ike Turner, and so many great Black artists love and credit Elvis.. He opened the door wider so they became more accepted, and sold more records as a result.. He was so special, and remained humble throughout deep down.. Look for the positive Janet.. Peace

  • There aren't billions of adoring fans of Elvis. Millions, maybe. Someone needs to learn numbers before getting in the Oval Office.

  • I'm surprised Trump hasn't started doing knighthoods yet.

  • Good grief the GOP is beyond pathetic.

  • Trump needed to pick people who wouldn't decline an invitation to The White House. There is no honor in being honored by someone as dishonorable as Trump.

  • Octomom for having as many arms as i wish Melania had... I thought Hatch was a joke! Lol

  • Trump gets most things wrong but he got it right with Elvis.. Fame and Wealth. Elvis was humble, and as far as wealth he was giving it to those in need as fast as he was earning it.. People with 1/100th of Elvis fame, talent, popularity and generosity walk around like they rule the world.

  • What is with these bull!#;'' commercial before this show?

  • drumpf is an embarrassment to humanity.

  • Trump could make a personal list of cutest internet cats, and colbert would do a tight five about it.

  • I feel like anything "Completely at the President's discretion' is something that needs additional people weighing in on it right now, because a puzzle where Trump is the only one who gets to solve it is.....concerning.

  • at Trump's discretion? He doesn't know how to exercise discretion

  • Elvis has left the house !

  • Haters gunna hate...

  • What a whack job trump is!

  • For Sheldon Adelson's wife to get it is a disgrace, it means rich people can buy it for their cronies or spouses.

  • Allen Page had been on Minnesota's supreme court for decades before retiring.

  • How can he be the king when he did not invent rock & roll the next king will be Eminem, lol

  • Insane choices for Medal of Honour by an insane President.

  • This CRTV (I'm pretty sure it stands for Crying Republican TV) are advertising on your channel. They are spreading falsehoods in their ad, who knows what they'll say during the program. I just turn down the volume and let it run so they have to pay you top dollar for their ad that no one hears or sees. Kinda makes me smile

  • no, elvis is not dead, he just went home.

  • Long overdue award for Elvis. He's the ultimate entertainer the original 👍👌👏🎉

  • F*** hatch, he didn't deserve it! All he did in 40+ years was lobby on behalf of drug companies and claim missionaries were serving our country, like the same people who fight in wars.

  • Did Michael Jackson get one?

  • Reminds me of the British "cash for honours" scandal when the rich could get a life peerage.

  • Some of those make sense. I like Elvis getting one. The rest don't really make sense. Especially Orrin Hatch. Literally all he has done is be vaguely evil

  • Colbert looks diff when he's not trying to molest a child

  • Stephen u are a cocksucker for insulting The King

  • SC - Very Funny, joking that Preposterous POTUS Deranged TRUMPUS would award the MOF to his Fantasy Dream Pin-Up, a Bucket of KFC. That's like suggesting that Roman Emperor Caligula would make his Horse a God! Hang on a minute, you mean Caligula actually did that? Is this another example of a Leak of Top Secret Plans from The Swamp? Has KFC donated BIGLY to TRUMP-PUSS MAXIMUS?

  • Sooo..WHERE'S KANYES MEDAL..DUHHHH

  • I knew a bucket of KFC would be on that list

  • Hatch? Hatch? WTF?? He's even managed to discredit the Medal of Freedom. It officially means nothing now.

  • T.G.

  • 0:17 Wait, does that mean I *have* received the highest honor from President Trump!? 🤯

  • I guess that's an expression of conservatism to dig up dead people to revere because you despise so much of the living. Also an act of fascism to try to co-opt easy targets that most people can get behind so nobody will notice the shitfucks you're promoting because of crony reasons.

  • Presidential Award just got equal to my Medal in Highschool for eating the most Burgers! I got a Bronze Medal ;)

  • I guess Kanye is out.

  • No one is a Medal of Freedom or Medal of Honor "winner". They are "recipients".

  • I'm shocked Kanye and KKW weren't included in either lists.

  • elvis was selected because dump is so much like nixon... ni xon and elvis both described themselves as self-made men who came from humble beginnings and worked hard for their success, and they both feel unappreciated by an American culture of the hippie movement, SDS, and Black Panthers; (elvis wants Nixon to swear him in as an undercover agent)

    • You can't be the real Janet Jackson because she respected and loved Elvis.. You come across very cynical without being harsh or mean, but I bet that is how you really feel about Elvis.. Sad! Well Elvis couldn't help being white.. He grew up poor and lived in areas where all those elements were heard from his porch.. Country music, Gospel, Blues.. He soaked it up, and James Brown, BB King, Ike Turner, and so many great Black artists love and credit Elvis.. He opened the door wider so they became more accepted, and sold more records as a result.. He was so special, and remained humble throughout deep down.. Look for the positive Janet.. Peace

  • That's the best list of citizens Trump could come up with ? SAD

  • God you’re a sad case....hating Trump is all you do anymore. You need a new shtick man

  • Orrin Hatch is one of the walking dead.

  • He picked the dead people because they can't say no.

    • Trump brags about winning and says people are going to get tired of winning. Well, what happened in the House of Representatives Mr. Donald Jackass Trump? Was that winning? I don't think so! I hope you people wake up soon. It's clear what Trump is doing. He is making the world a great place for China, and Russia while shitting on America.

  • grab those guns abort those babies Democrat platform

  • Trump will lose in 2020!

  • Trump will win in 2020!

  • This jagoff Colbert is so juvenile why do people pay to see this scumbag. He is one of the funniest looking dudes thats for sure.

  • I have a question why babe Ruth?

  • The Medal of Honor. Just one more thing F-Face has defiled.

    • Trump gets most things wrong but he got it right with Elvis.. Fame and Wealth. Elvis was humble, and as far as wealth he was giving it to those in need as fast as he was earning it.. People with 1/100th of Elvis fame, talent, popularity and generosity walk around like they rule the world.

  • This guy is not Funny at all Who watches this shit. Johnny Carson was Funny and many miss him.

  • am I the only one that had to look it up to make sure that he wasn't actually giving the medal to the other people?

  • The wife of a billionaire Republican party donor get's a presidential medal?

  • I don't think he's done an album yet; how about "Sentimental Hygiene Suite: Presidential Shower Ballads of Self Love."

  • I will not allow this to taint my memory of President Obama presenting the Medal of Freedom to Ellen Degeneres.

    • JoRiver11 How about when Obama bombed the shit out of the middle east? Does that taint your memory?

  • What a stain to give those to Hatch, Adelson, and Scalia...destroyers of the American dream. Just gross.

  • I’m pretty sure the president is now just fucking with all of us.

  • I'm pretty sure the only ones really being honored here are Adelson and Hatch. The rest is just fluff, chosen to distract the public from those two and the reasons why they were chosen.

  • Elvis definitely deserved it...what.

  • So Sheldon Adelson bought his wife with a medal of freedom from the GOP. What a loving husband! ^^

  • 😒Take a picture with cinnamon Hitler no thanks

  • Republikkkans

  • Orin Hatch got it because of his racism, isn't that why Trump looks up to him?

  • Par for the course for trump.

  • Guy Fierie for the medal pls. Flavortown

  • we voted now it's time to impeach

    • It's time for civil war on stopping impeachment.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Geeeeeeezzzzz, please, he MUST go! After he goes everything he had touched must come undone and we never have to speak of him again.

  • Tan Mom, Jiminy Crickets!!!

  • I get that Colbert doesn't like Trump. But, does he have to attack literally EVERYTHING Trump does?

  • What were is his hero David Duke??

  • I always enjoy the show whenever I see Stephen enjoying his time whilst doing the show. He’s so charismatic and funny. I love Colbert.

  • Hey Donald, can I have one of those?

  • What a horrible precedent to award the MOF to GOP Mega-Donors like Adelson. They play a *major* role in setting the White House, GOP, Federal, and national political agendas. It's tragic that the root of the evil is virtually ignored. Elected GOP officials are effectively these donor's employees. House and Senate members who don't deliver what these donors want, don't get the check in from them that they feed off of. These Donors are the American equivalent to the Russian Oligarchs that are the real power behind Putin. These Donnors literally help choose and approve candidates to fill key government positions and set policies. This is *not* a Democracy. It's a "plutocracy". They are exploiters, not patriots.

    • +JoRiver11 So true. Anyway, ask supposed Judeo Christian Believer to list God's Top Ten Commandments and see how far they get.

    • And the whitey rightey types turn a blind eye so long as they keep getting what they want. For supposed people of faith, they certainly sell their souls easily.

  • 1:42 Who is that porn star?

  • And now Trump is destroying the supposed highest honor in the country.

  • At least Elvis actually did something worthy of recognition. He joined the military, voluntarily, AFTER becoming famous. No bone spur excuses for him! Plus the American culture thing, but really, I think showing that military service can also be done by people who are rich or famous, without any special privileges or exceptions, set a great example for others.

    • I try to tell that to Fans who are pissed at Lisa Marie for not accepting.. People who love Trump are blinded.. Trump is anti-human.. Putting us in danger with all these dictators who are helping him with money in order to gain favor for himself.. I pray Mueller can stop it soon, or we will be in greater danger.. He will fire the rest of the people and only hire staff that say yes to him..

    • Craig, my money is on him being the shitmonster from Dogma. Personally, well as you say, Elvis's music united a divided community... you don't have to enter much politics into it to say that Trump is the anti-Elvis, and that Elvis himself wouldn't have accepted.

    • +pixel girl I feel the same about Trump as you do.. Sometimes it's hard to decipher where that line is here.. I am actually happy that Lisa Marie didn't go accept the award.. I guess some fans will say she should have put politics aside, and go accept the award.. Trump isn't a dem or a repub.. Still trying to figure out WTF he is..

    • Craig, I thought it'd be obvious my reply was a joke, a mockery of the disrespectful attitude Trump often shows war heroes. I have no argument that Elvis was not a decent musician, or culturally important.

    • +pixel girl Elvis is the biggest and most celebrated star who ever lived. 1 billion records sold, Millions Tour is home each and every year, donated millions to worthy charities and people in need.. Culturally and musically he combined Country, Blues, and both white and black Gospel Music. He is just The real king.. Not like some fake royal king who inherits their position.. Elvis earned his crown.. He is more worthy than all these others, and it's about time he got this award. FACTS..

  • Here's one I'd like to hear from Bill Maher: New Rule: Until republicans can definitively prove that they've relearned how taxation and governance work, they are barred from even proposing any policy that would affect either. republicans used to understand how to balance a budget. They used to understand that politics is the ultimate game of compromise. They used to understand that job 1 was getting shit done. But now, they're a bunch of toddlers whose brains have yet to mature past the 2-year-old sociopathic stage of "If I throw a temper tantrum, I'll always get exactly what I want." From the debt ceiling hostage crisis, to the disgraceful ignoring of Merrick Garland, to the repeated and unnecessary tax cuts for the wealthiest citizens and corporations, to the repeated gutting of necessary federal programs, to the repeated and unnecessary and unasked-for increases in military funding, to massive gerrymandering and disenfranchisement of minorities, to the election of a textbook malignant, sociopathic narcissist, the gop has constantly and consistently shown that they don't even believe in government, or taxes, or the barest hint of polite social mores. These are not the people you want representing your interests. I'd like to introduce you all to a psychological term, if I may. Cluster B (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluster_B_personality_disorders). This is where the majority of the really dangerous personality disorders are. Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder will try to manipulate you by threatening to kill themself or others if you don't pay attention to them, like my girlfriend in high school did. Someone with Histrionic Personality Disorder will seduce you with easy sex, then fly into a rage when you tell them that that's all the relationship is based on, like my girlfriend in college. Someone with Antisocial Personality Disorder, aka a psychopath or sociopath, suffers from a complete lack of empathy, like my lawyer.. Sound familiar? Then so too should Narcissistic Personality Disorder. In fact, if you go down the 9-point checklist of signs and symptoms (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_personality_disorder#Signs_and_symptoms), it should become immediately that trump, in a first for him, satisfies every single one of them! Do you know how most people would deal with a dangerous, potentially violent Cluster B case? They immediately report them to the proper authorities. Do you know how the gop handled a dangerous, potentially violent Cluster B case? They immediately made him the ultimate authority! This is not the way you handle a serious mental defect. These are not the people who you want handling your laws. The inmates are no longer just running the asylum, they're on the board of directors, making the biggest profits off of the prison-industrial complex. You can't give more and more money to those vanishingly few who already have over 99% of it, then expect the remaining majority, who possess less than 1% of the total wealth of this country, to cover the costs of everything. Amazon made one trillion dollars, completely tax-free last year, and the gop gave them more money through their latest tax-break. The gop is very pointedly ignoring an Everest-sized gold nugget to go sifting through a dry lakebed in the Mojave desert. These are not the people you want handling your money. I could go on and on about their projecting all their guilty faults onto everyone but themselves, like lindsey graham's "God, you want power, and I hope you never get it!" No, sirrah, you and your party are the ones who see everything in absolutist, Machiavellian terms of power; the rest of us decent, altruistic, normal people see what's wrong, what you all have broken, and want to fix things, make the world better for everyone, leave the world in a better condition than when we came into it, not a smoldering hellscape not fit for any future generations. I could go on, but that's all the time I have. Good night, and I hope we can make things better before it's too late. It may already be too late.

    • +gmkbelanger Lmao you're adorable, it seems you got a bit of a stepping stool up onto your high horse there, huh? I never said he was wrong about Donald Trump being a complete maniac. But his assumptions on the other listed illnesses from the cluster B spectrum are not accurate. And thank him for his diagnostic.... what? Skills? Tools? Diagnostic is an adjective. DiagnoSIS is the noun. So breathe. Good try(: Any actual medical professional knows more about your medical diagnoses than you. And keyboard clinicians have no space at the table.

    • +peachy proncess You have a point, but clearly missed the fact that Dr. Bandy Lee and 26 other actual psychiatrists came to the same conclusion in "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump". Dozens of other psychiatrists have come forward with the same assessment since January 2016. Being a layman doesn't make you wrong, and not being a sufferer doesn't make you wrong either. I too have several psych diagnoses, but it doesn't mean that non-sufferers know less about something I don't personally live with than I do. Sdfkjgh didn't sound ignorant, but you do sound arrogant and judgemental. Also, I thanked him/her for their DIAGNOSTIC, not diagnosis. Big difference. Breathe. There's room for what everyone brings to the table. Be well.

    • also a wikipedia article and internet symptom "checklist" does not a diagnosis make like yikes dont pretend youre a psychiatrist like teens on tumblr because you read some stuff on the internet. That just makes you look really ignorant. Your impression of each disorder is obviously clouded by both personal bias and inaccurate stigmatization. Two things an actual medical professional does not rely on when diagnosing someone. You sure sound like a conservative, using mental illness as a scapegoat instead of actually trying to educate yourself on something you'll never understand firsthand.

    • wow yall are absolutely hilarious!!! trying to pin the Republicans off on us ACTUALLY mentally ill individuals. Which you clearly know nothing about. I'd suggest talking with a mental health professional before pretending you know anything about personality disorders. Because you're very clearly just picking out the most basic stereotypes for each one, which are incredibly inaccurate. Go to medical and psychiatric school for 8 years before throwing mentally ill individuals under the bus, Republicans do that enough! thanks! -a bipolar psychiatric resident with borderline personality disorder 😊

    • @sdfkjgh Bravo! Well said! And thank you for your succinct and accurate diagnostic.

  • A presidential medal of freedom means absolutely nothing from a senile Pinochet wannabe traitor. If for some strange reason he tried to offer me one, I would feel like a traitor for accepting it, it would feel like if Kim Jong Un or Ayatollah Khomeini or Maduro or Hitler tried to give me one. Also, Orrin Hatch? Really? trump is just trolling the nation with this shit.

  • Fun fact: trump likes to complement his pornstars by saying they remind him/look like Ivanka.

    • I’m sorry 🐶

    • Blueberryymuffin A sweet little pup like you shouldn’t be saying such vile things, even if they are true! 🐶 🍊🍄💩 🐶

  • I see he included one token black. MAGA! (sarcasm)

    • +Kenneth Frank Do you know anything about his years on the Minnesota Supreme Court? He was the first African-American to serve on the MSC, leaving only because he reached mandatory retirement age. He & his wife started the Page Education Foundation which makes scholarships available to students of color, insuring that our brightest students can attend college no matter their financial situation. Just an all around awesome role model. Gotta tell you, I don't think you will find anyone here in Minnesota saying he's not worthy

    • Ha! Good one, Alan Page didn't deserve a medal.

  • Trump awarding a "medal of freedom". Now that's ironic. It's like Hitler awarding the Nobel Peace Prize... thanks Adolf!

  • Anything left to this presidents "discretion" is pretty damn scary.

    • +Jack Dudley Austin Jr., you realise that to the right, "winning" isn't a matter of getting policy reforms passed but simply a matter of _pretending_ to have done so and having idiots lapping it up, right? By that metric, this White House is winning by a country mile (I'd use kilometres but those righties would rip me to shreds for it).

    • Trump brags about winning and says people are going to get tired of winning. Well, what happened in the House of Representatives Mr. Donald Jackass Trump? Was that winning? I don't think so! I hope you people wake up soon. It's clear what Trump is doing. He is making the world a great place for China, and Russia while shitting on America.

    • He can't even be trusted to order a good steak.

  • Didnt Elvis steal Songs from black artists? Thats his reasoning

  • And Obama gave this award to DeNiro for what???

  • How about McCain? Not sure if he got it already but he's better than most of the cowardly Republicans. They just threw him under the bus.

    • I have a feeling one of the next Dem. presidents will honor McCain. That would be somewhat telling if it does happen.