On Tuesday, Ellen DeGeneres was one of 21 artists, athletes, activists awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Both Ellen and Obama choked up during the presentation, with POTUS reminding the audience of Ellen’s courage to come out over 20 years ago.
Of course, Ellen provided us with comic relief, announcing on Twitter that she forgot her ID and was almost not allowed into the White House for the event.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 22, 2016
Ellen is a reminder for us all to keep fighting, even when the chips are down.