Elvis returns to the White House in Trump ceremony

US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington

Supreme Court justices, including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recently hospitalized for fractured ribs after a fall, sat in the front row to see the president honor their late colleague, Justice Antonin Scalia, with the award.

"You were very busy. Wow".

The president called Senator Hatch "a great friend", saying: "He liked me right from the beginning and therefore I like him".

Watch above, via Fox News.

Trump praised Scalia's lifetime of service and legal contributions, welcoming his wife Maureen, who accepted the medal on behalf of her deceased husband.

Singing legend Elvis Presley was among the seven recipients at US President Donald Trump's first Medal of Freedom ceremony since taking office.

After naming the couple's nine children ― Ann, Eugene, John, Catherine, Mary, Paul, Matthew, Christopher and Margaret ― the president realized something about the ultra-conservative and ultra-Catholic Scalias' private life. Trump said, with his eyes searching the room for one of his political confidants. "Minnesota's Supreme Court justice, he became a Supreme Court justice, and he's nervous with all of these U.S. Supreme Court justices".


Over the years, it raised more than $15 million granting college scholarships to more than 7,000 students of color.

Justice Scalia was an outspoken opponent of abortion, affirmative action and what he termed the 'so-called homosexual agenda, ' The Washington Post reported at the time of his death.

Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist and wife of Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate considered one of the nation's most powerful Republican donors.

Before introducing Presley's award, "How Great Thou Art", as sung by Presley, played throughout the East Room.

Trump also bestowed the honor on six other individuals - the late Elvis Presley, former Dallas Cowboys star Roger Staubach, baseball hall of famer George "Babe" Ruth, former Minnesota Vikings player and State Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, Sen.

"That was my idea, I said give me a little song, ' Trump said".

Presidents have total discretion over whom they honor with a Presidential Medal of Freedom. "I will tell you he was something special".

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