A highly emotional Joe Biden was taken off guard Thursday when President Obama presented him with a big surprise.
“I am pleased to award our nation’s highest civilian honor,” Obama began. “The Presidential Medal of Freedom.”
“For the first and only time in my presidency I will bestow this medal with an additional level of adoration. An honor my three most recent successors reserved for only three others: Pope John Paul II, President Ronald Reagan and General Colin Powel.”
Biden, clearly barely able to contain his emotions had to chock back the tears as his friend and “brother,” according to Obama awarded him.
President Obama surprised Joe Biden with the Medal of Freedom today. pic.twitter.com/nE5pjsxJJK
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 12, 2017
Liberals were out in force and unleashed a plethora of dramatic reactions:
Everyone needs someone who treats them like Obama treats Joe Biden 😭❤
— Kirstin (@Kirstin_27) January 12, 2017
Greatest love story of the 21st century.https://t.co/Sgq4B45TtD
— Ellen Marsh (@EllenMarsh_) January 12, 2017
That’s not over-the-top or anything. Wow.
Do you ever cry because of how beautiful Barack Obama and Joe Biden's friendship is? They truly are each other's person.
— dened rey moreno (@Hajabeg) January 12, 2017
Yo, if you're white and want to know what might be racist or not, ask yourself , "what would Joe Biden do/say."
— The other Roy. (@w_raphael_) January 12, 2017
OK, that’s about enough of that. You get the gist. And just to keep things real, it’s important to note that not everyone was “feeling” it.
Something makes me think we haven't seen (or heard) the last of CRAZY Uncle Joe Biden, dubious Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree. pic.twitter.com/55wyseHwYE
— Wake Up Nation (@John_Adams_2016) January 12, 2017
Obama has these medals out like freaking candy, makes them as worthless as John Kerry's Purple Hearts. https://t.co/jj9n31fknE
— Skip Blough (@skip_blough) January 12, 2017
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