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Gif. Ellen shares the perks of being a talk show host. Ellen degeneres receives the presidential medal of freedom from president obama.
After potus bestowed an emotional degeneres with the medal, he addressed the crowd with a statement. There was not a dry eye in the white house, as ellen degeneres was presented with the medal of freedom by president obama. Ellen degeneres was initially denied entry to the white house today (november 22), after leaving her id at home.
The presidential medal of freedom is the highest civilian award in the us.
Ellen degeneres tears up as president obama presents her with the 2016 presidential medal of freedom at the white house on nov. The award, the highest honor for a civilian, is for individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of. Ellen degeneres headed to the white house on tuesday to accept the presidential medal of freedom from president obama , and the talk show host couldn't help but get emotional during potus's speech right before she was awarded the special honor. The recipients for 2016 includes ellen degeneres, bill and melinda gates, robert deniro, tom hanks.