nearvideo President, Trump presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom ” to the Former attorney General Ed Meese
Meese served as attorney general under Ronald Reagan. For his service to the country, he was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award that may be given to a civilian, in the United States.
President Donald Trump with one of the nation’s highest civilian award for Edwin Meese III, Tuesday, the former President Ronald Reagan’s attorney General.
Surrounded by his wife of 61 years, Ursula, and the couple’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Meese, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to a lot of praise from Trump, who regarded him as “a loyal fighter for freedom, a champion of law and order, a mentor for the young Americans, and the faithful defender of our Republic.”
“You are an inspiration to freedom-loving citizens everywhere” Trump. “You’re just an inspiration, time. Everyone knows that you used the word: You’re an inspiration.”
President Donald Trump shakes hands with former Attorney General Edwin Meese after presenting him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in the Oval Office of the White house, on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Washington.
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Meese, the district attorney of Alameda County, California. in 1966, the Governor met with then-elect Ronald Reagan and offered the position of Legal Affairs, Secretary of state for his government was to serve later as his chief of staff.
He went on to supervise Reagan, the transition in the White house after his presidential victory in 1980, the 75th attorney General of the state four years later.
“He was said to be a star,” Trump. “Ed was among President Reagan’s closest advisors, such as the management of tax reductions, a dramatic defense build-up and a relentless campaign reacted to the defeat of communism.”
Meese thanked the late President in his speech, after he said adorned with the medal in the Oval Office: “Ronald Reagan was a crucial part of my life and I am forever grateful to him.”
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Meese back in 1988 after a series of corruption allegations plagued his time in office.
A staunch conservative, Meese, 87, went on to be an author, speaker and fellow at the Heritage Foundation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.