Twitter users are mocking Donald Trump after Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) shared a photo of a so-called “Champion of Freedom Award” that was given to the former president after he called Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a “dumb son of a bitch” over the weekend.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) promoted the event by retweeting Scott’s photo on Monday, triggering an avalanche of negative comments.
Some commenters accused the NRSC of inventing the award as a ruse to stage a photo op between Trump and Scott.
Check some reactions below.
This weekend I was proud to recognize President Donald Trump with the inaugural @NRSC Champion for Freedom Award.
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) April 12, 2021
what a disgusting joke
— Jennifer 'pro-voting' Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) April 12, 2021
You realize he'll turn his back on you, call you names, insult your family, and deny even knowing you the SECOND you become embroiled in a scandal, publicly disagree with him, or ever say something unflattering about him. You know that … right??🤨
— Pattybear 🌷🐻🌷 (@Pattybear11) April 12, 2021
Scott probably has some dirt he don't want anyone to know about.
— Kiss My Trash (@KissTrash) April 12, 2021
This is embarrassing. Y'all made up an award and then gave it to him. Do you not see how your entire identity is wrapped in praising this man. That's it.
— Jonathan Hopkins (@CeoHop) April 12, 2021
Also led a riot of the Capitol with the intention of murdering his Vice President of the United States. Good show!
— Michael Salfino (@MichaelSalfino) April 12, 2021
Doesn't it seem a little odd that the guy receiving the inaugural Champion for Freedom Award incited a violent insurrection to overturn the results of a free and fair presidential election, just four months ago?
Is it just me?
— RelievedandHopefulCanuck (@satchmo547) April 12, 2021
The GOP is just too funny…you give Trump an award from the National Republican Senate the same day he insults the Republican leader.
We Democrats have our flaws but you guys are just plain flat-out fucking crazy.
— 𝕊𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕒𝕖 𝔾𝕦𝕣𝕝 (@Sundae_Gurl) April 12, 2021
— MgbCitizenScientist (@MarkGordonB) April 12, 2021
This is Trump’s legacy
This is what you giving him the award for…https://t.co/mXXIFW7tm7
— CardInAustin (@CardInAustin) April 12, 2021
Trump was presented with the wrong award. The summary should read:
— My2Cents (@JackLGrayJr1) April 12, 2021
OmG! What kind of person worships a morally and ethically bankrupt man… Mr Scott, you know the answer. You truly love your cult leader.
— Linda M Degroat (@3of4kids18) April 12, 2021