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.
“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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