Belichick was having nothing of it, despite being nearly as shady and unpleasant as Trump. He turned the award down, releasing a short statement that might as well have said, “Hey, bonehead, I work with a lot of black guys, you know.”
He ‘s not the only one. Here’s just some of the other people that have nixed the Medal when recently offered it by Trump, along with their explanations for why they were turning it down.
SNOOP DOG: Eclectic rapper, friend of Martha Stewart, and best known for being baked since Jimmy Carter was President, who simply said. “Fo’ nizzle, hizzle.”
PETE ROSE: Disgraced gambler and three-time World Series winner: “Does it get me into the Hall of Fame? No? Forget it, I wanna be in the Hall of Fame.”
RUDY GIULIANI: “Just pay my fucking bill instead, wouldya?”
LORI LAUGHLIN: “I’d do almost anything to rehabilitate my reputation, but your invitation to ‘play in my mushroom garden, afterwards,’ is not one of those things.”
MILLI VANILLI: Famous fakes from the ‘90’s, just like Trump. “Well, one of us is dead, so it’s just me. And you need to be on a stage to get this award? I don’t need to be laughed off another stage. For sure.”
ALL THE KARDASHIANS: “Does it look good glued to our nipples? We only wear things that look good glued to our nipples. Forget it.”
“CASH ME OUTSIDE” GIRL: “What’s that? I don’t need that. Buy me a real necklace if you want some. Or give me some blow. Do you have any blow? No? Then get lost, before I kick you in the nuts.”
DEEPAK CHOPRA: The psychobabbling mystic said, “We inhale the cognizance of being, and exhale the meaning of existence. So, breathing is the spatula that flips us back and forth between our souls and the universe. But no thanks to your fucking award.”
Other individuals unable to accept the award, even though Trump wanted to give it to them were Deadpool, Rocky Balboa, the mayor in “Jaws” and Clifford the Big Red Dog. Trump had to be reminded that these were fictional characters and hence not eligible for the Medal of Freedom.