presidential medal of freedom
Obama awarded the trailblazing author of "Beloved," "Song of Solomon" and "The Bluest Eye" with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.
West will receive the nation's highest civilian honor for his “outstanding career, both on and off the court,” Trump said.
The host shot into the rough with a zinger about the president's tense relationship with sports champions.
In an eyebrow-raising move, Trump will give the Presidential Medal of Freedom to someone he's been in business with.
To the Supreme Court justice’s widow, Maureen Scalia, the president remarked, "Wow."
Miriam Adelson and her husband spent more than $100 million to try to keep Congress in Republican hands. Elvis and Babe Ruth are among other recipients.
He called Biden "the best vice president America has ever had."
You can probably guess what happened next.
“Ellen counters what too often divides us with the countless things that bind us together," Obama said in awarding her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
What a lineup: Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bill and Melinda Gates, (a crying) Michael Jordan and more.