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VIDEO: Michael Jordan Cries as Obama Calls Him 'More Than a Meme'

Michael Jordan teared up during the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony and became a meme in the process, which is ironic as the moment happened while he was praised for being “more than just an internet meme!”

The former basketball player was one of 21 stars honored by President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday afternoon (November 22) in Washington, D.C.

“He’s more than just an logo, more than just an internet meme,” Obama said in his speech. “He’s more than just a charitable donor or a business owner committed to diversity. There is a reason you call somebody ‘the Michael Jordan of’… and they know what you’re talking about, because Michael Jordan is the Michael Jordan of greatness. he is the definition of somebody so good at what they do, that everybody recognizes it. That’s pretty rare.”

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest individual honor that a U.S. civilian can receive!

10+ pictures inside of Michael Jordan at the ceremony… More Here! »

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VIDEO: Ellen DeGeneres Tears Up During Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony

After almost not being allowed inside the White House, Ellen DeGeneres had an emotional moment while being presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom!

The talk show host was one of 21 stars who received the medal from President Barack Obama at a ceremony in the East Room on Tuesday (November 22) in Washington, D.C.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor that a U.S. civilian can receive and Ellen teared up while being given her medal.

“In a career spanning three decades, Ellen DeGeneres has lifted our spirits and brought joy to our lives as a stand-up comic, actor, and television star. In every role, she reminds us to be kind to one another and to treat people as each of us wants to be treated. At pivotal moments, her courage and candor helped change the minds and hearts of millions of Americans, accelerating our nation’s constant drive toward equality and acceptance for all,” the announcer said while she stood on stage with Obama. “Again and again, Ellen DeGeneres has shown us that a single individual can make the world a more fun, more open, more loving place, so long as we ‘just keep swimming.’”

Other stars who received the medal included Tom Hanks, Diana Ross, Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Redford, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, basketball players Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill and Melinda Gates, and more.

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Netflix's 'Barry,' About Young Barack Obama, Gets First Trailer!

Netflix has released the first full trailer for the upcoming movie Barry, which gives a look at the life of a young Barack Obama years before he became president.

Newcomer Devon Terrell stars in the film as the title character alongside Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays an amalgamation of his three, white college girlfriends.

The movie will start streaming on December 16!

Here is the synopsis: A young Barack Obama, known to his friends as “Barry,” arrives in New York City in the fall of 1981 to begin his junior year at Columbia University. In a crime-ridden and racially charged environment, Barry finds himself pulled between various social spheres and struggles to maintain a series of increasingly strained relationships with his Kansas-born mother, his estranged Kenyan father, and his classmates. Barry is the story of a young man grappling with those same issues that his country, and arguably the world, are still coming to terms with 35 years later.


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Barack Obama Shares What He Told His Daughters About Donald Trump's Win

Barack Obama is opening up about what he shared with his daughters following Donald Trump‘s presidential election win.

The 55-year-old president talked to his 15-year-old daughter Sasha and 18-year-old daughter Malia about what they may face in the future and staying positive.

“What I say to them is that people are complicated. Societies and cultures are really complicated…And your job as a citizen and as a decent human being is to constantly affirm and lift up and fight for treating people with kindness and respect and understanding,” he told the New Yorker.

Barack added, “And you should anticipate that at any given moment there’s going to be flare-ups of bigotry that you may have to confront, or may be inside you and you have to vanquish. And it doesn’t stop…You don’t get into a fetal position about it. You don’t start worrying about apocalypse. You say, ‘OK, where are the places where I can push to keep it moving forward?’”

10 of President Obama's Best Photos From His Presidency

President Obama‘s two terms in office are coming to an end soon.

Looking back, the 55-year-old Commander-in-Chief has taken thousands and thousands of photos over the years.

From the Inaugural Ball and White House Easter Egg Roll to reading to students and spending time with his family, every moment has been captured on film.

Many of the shots were captured by Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza.

We gathered 10 of the best photos from Obama‘s presidency.

Click through the slideshow to see 10 of President Obama’s best photos…

Donald Trump Admits He Likes Parts of Obamacare in Post-Election Interview

Donald Trump has given his first post-election interview and he actually praised parts of President Barack Obama‘s Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).

The President-elect says that working “quickly” on the health initiative is a priority for him once he gets into office, but he says he likes two parts of the health law.

Trump told the Wall Street Journal that he likes parts of the law that prohibit insurers from denying coverage to patients because of existing conditions and also the provision that allows children to stay on their parents’ insurance policies for additional years.

“I like those very much,” Trump said.

The change of heart came after Obama urged Trump not to repeal the law during their first meeting this week.

WHAT DO YOU THINK about Donald Trump’s comments in the interview?

President Obama Still Thinks Donald Trump is 'Unqualified' to Be President

President Barack Obama may have peacefully welcomed Donald Trump into the White House and promised to help him succeed as the next president, but that doesn’t mean he thinks the president-elect is qualified for the job.

Just this week, Obama told the crowd at a rally that “Donald Trump is temperamentally unfit to be commander-in-chief” and “uniquely unqualified” to be the President of the United States.

The White House press secretary Josh Earnest was asked if Obama still holds those views.

“Look, the president’s views haven’t changed. He stands by what he said on the campaign trail,” Earnest said on Thursday (November 10). “He had an opportunity to make his argument. He made that argument vigorously. He made that argument in states all across the country.”

“But, the American people decided. The election is over. The president didn’t get to choose his successor, the American people did,” he added.

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