President Obama surprised his vice president, Joseph Biden, with the presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction.
President Obama stated at the ceremony:
“For the first and only time in my presidency, I will bestow this medal with an additional level of veneration, an honor that my three recent predecessors reserved for only three others: Pope John Paul II, President Ronald Reagan, and General Colin Powell.”
JUST IN: Pres. Obama surprises an emotional VP Biden with nation’s highest civilian honor, Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction. pic.twitter.com/dCXPF1scBy
— ABC News (@ABC) January 12, 2017
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