Obama spent an afternoon at the White House this week handing out medals. And all his Hollywood pals were there. It looks like the last hurrah for Obama and Hollywood. The last eight years were so good for them.
The Hill reported:
Stars flood White House for Obama’s final Medal of Freedom ceremony
The White House saw stars on Tuesday as more than 20 famous names — including Michael Jordan, Bruce Springsteen, Vin Scully, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Diana Ross and many others — gathered to be honored by President Obama in his final Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony.
Obama said this year’s picks for the nation’s highest civilian honor were “personal,” telling the audience, “Everybody that is on this stage has touched me in a very powerful, personal way, in ways that they probably couldn’t imagine.”
“These are folks who helped make me who I am and think about my presidency,” Obama said.
Here’s a video report:
If the Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honor, why didn’t more average civilians get it?
Are celebrities really the only people who are worthy of such an award? Or could it be that Obama just wanted to reward all the famous people who supported him?