‘Everybody on this stage has touched me in a very powerful, personal way,’ Obama says
President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, who spent most of his career with Obama’s hometown Chicago Bulls, on Tuesday. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama honored 21 people from the worlds of culture, sports, innovation, public service and business, and perhaps chose a few for his last Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony who are unlikely to receive such recognition under a Donald Trump presidency.
“This is what makes us the greatest nation of earth,” Obama said at the ceremony Tuesday in the White House’s East Room.