- The Washington Times - Monday, October 7, 2019

President Trump will award the nation’s highest civilian honor this week to Edwin Meese III, a conservative thinker who played a key role in shaping Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy and tax-cut agenda.

The White House said Mr. Meese deserves the Medal of Freedom for his work as a counselor to Reagan and then as U.S. attorney general during the Republican president’s second term. It also cited his work since then to “champion our nation’s founding principles” from the conservative Heritage Foundation, where he serves as a distinguished fellow emeritus.

“As counselor to President Ronald Reagan, Mr. Meese helped to craft a foreign policy strong enough to end the Cold War and played a pivotal role in securing historic tax cuts,” the White House said. “As attorney general, he promoted federalism and the original public understanding of our Constitution.”

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide