The time that has followed since the Swedish golf professional Annika Sörenstam received a medal of honor from Donald Trump has been fraught with harsh criticism.
And as Annika herself explained, the negativity is not based on what she said or did – but on the timing.
Yes, for the medal ceremony took place almost 24 hours after the fatal attack on the Capitol on January 6.
Pictures from the violent demonstration show Trump supporters climbing the walls of the Congress building. By force, they then entered the Capitol, where the vandalism continued.
A total of five people lost their lives in the attack – which you can read more about here.
“Thank you for everything you have done”
It was at a turbulent time that Sörenstam would receive his medal, quite simply. A tribute to the then president, who was also accused of starting the train, was therefore not very well received.
– I want to say thank you for everything you have done for this country, says Sörenstam in his speech of thanks.
She is then interrupted by applause, which she herself joins in before continuing:
– Especially for your work during the coronavirus crisis. I know it has been very tough and challenging but I want to say congratulations on the work with the vaccine rollout.
Does not put energy into such
In retrospect, Sörenstam has distanced himself from the violence that took place at the Congress House the day before the medal ceremony.
– I’ve thought about it a lot. I have heard very different opinions from people. Positive feedback from friends and family and some not so positive things. I have heard and listened to it too, she says in the program “In depth with Graham Bensinger”.
When asked if she should have done something different, the answer is somewhat unclear:
– Putting energy into things I can not control is not my thing. Kneading a decision is not my thing. It’s not something I do, says Sörenstam.
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