Donald Trump has announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, including Elvis Presley, baseball legend Babe Ruth and the wife of a major Republican Party donor.
Mr Trump will also posthumously recognise the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Medals are going to Miriam Adelson, a doctor and wife of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a Republican donor; Utah Republican Orrin Hatch, who is retiring after more than 41 years in the US Senate; former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach; and Alan Page, who began a legal career after leaving the NFL.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest honour for a civilian.
- Press Association