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Barack Obama just awarded Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom


In a speech meant to honor Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama did the unexpected and awarded Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with distinction.

.@VP breaks down as @POTUS awards him Presidential Medal of Freedom with distinction

— Mashable News (@MashableNews) January 12, 2017

“For the final time as president, I am pleased to award our nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” Obama said, prompting a standing ovation. Instantly, Biden broke down in tears.

Biden is one of just a few to receive the award. Past recipients include Colin Powell and Ellsworth Bunker. Read more…

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