Celebrities React: Joe Biden Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom By Obama
Celebrities are reacting to President Obama surprising Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. On Thursday, after calling Biden “the best vice president America has ever had,” and thanking him for his “lifetime of service,” Obama bestowed the honor of a stunned and teary-eyed Biden. For his part, the Vice President said, “I don’t deserve this, but I know it came from the President’s heart,” and expressed it was a reflection of the “generosity of [Obama’s] spirit.” Now, stars are sharing their reactions to Biden being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Ellen DeGeneres tweeted, “.@VP @JoeBiden, I love you. You have the world’s best #1 fan.” Jimmy Kimmel wrote, “I don’t care which side you’re on, the tribute @POTUS just paid @JoeBiden was one of the most touching I’ve ever seen. Watch it.” “I can think of no one more deserving than @VP Biden of the #PresidentialMedalOfFreedom. Congrats to a true #hero. #ThanksJoe,” added Mariska Hargitay.
Meanwhile, Rosie Perez shared, “Thank you @JoeBiden and your entire family for your service. You will be missed. @WhiteHouse.” Scott Foley offered, “Watching @JoeBiden receive the Medal of Freedom I feel as if everything good is about to disappear from D.C. Integrity. Honor. Honesty.” And Debra Messing also expressed, “So moving, so beautiful, so richly deserved. @VP.” See video below of the surprise ceremony.
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