Ellen Degeneres Awarded the Medal of Freedom, but almost couldn’t accept it 

Posted: 6:11 am Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

By MelissaOnK923

Ellen DeGeneres, Tuesday night, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, recognizes exceptional meritorious service. Obama has a list of amazing this to say about Ellen before he awards her the medal but the best part is, she nearly missed receiving it. The Medal of Freedom is always awarded at the White House and Degeneres FORGOT HER ID! LOL “They haven’t let me into the White House yet because I forgot my ID,” the comedian tweeted Tuesday afternoon from Washington D.C.’s Lafayette Square. “Not joking.” Thankfully, the comedian and television host made it into the White House an hour later–just in time to do an epic mannequin challenge with fellow honorees such as Tom Hanks and Robert De Niro.