The JFK Library Foundation throws shade at Donald Trump as it awards House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the 2019 Profile in Courage, saying she put national interest over party against the “wave of political attacks” and “retaking the majority” in the House.
The foundation said in a news release it was giving Pelosi the award because she put “the national interest above her party’s interest to expand access to health care for all Americans and then, against the wave of political attacks, leading the effort to retake the majority and elect the most diverse Congress in our nation’s history.”
JFK’s daughter, Caroline Kennedy, who called Pelosi the “most important woman in American political history,” and her son Jack Schlossberg, will present the award at a May 19 ceremony.
“Speaker Pelosi leads with strength, integrity and grace under pressure – using her power to protect the most vulnerable of our citizens,” Kennedy said in the release.
Former presidents George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama are also recipients of the award. The JFK Library Foundation didn’t mention Trump by name in the press release, but you know they’re throwing shade at him because he led political attacks on his critics, political opponents and the democratic institutions and norms of this country.