While it may seem like a bit much, and maybe it is, it's also not unprecedented for a major sports figure to receive the award. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were honored by president George W. Bush in 2004 and 2005, respectively.
Trump did not in his tweet specify when the ceremony will take place.
The medal, the nation's highest civilian honor, is bestowed by the president to individuals deemed to have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
Trump says Boeing should fix, 'rebrand' grounded 737 MAX jet
The airline, which has 24 MAX jets, said its reservations and sales teams would work with customers to manage their travel plans. Earlier this week, competitor Southwest Airlines said it would operate its 34 aircraft of the same model starting August 5.
PM Modi addresses rally in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir
Modi accused the two families of having destroyed three generations in Jammu and Kashmir by siding with the Pakistani proxies. He also picked on Pakistan, saying that India's cross-border strikes had exposed its "nuclear bluff".
Delta Is Reducing Seat Recline On Short Flights
U.S. airlines drop the distance that seats recline from 13cm to 9cm in first class, and to 5cm from 10cm in business & economy. He added: 'But, if you take Delta at its word, this might make for a more comfortable flight for some.