President Obama really believes in the idea of participation trophies. That’s been a theme for the eight years of his presidency. Therefore, it’s a rather appropriate move that his own Administration awarded him the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service during the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell Review.
Yes! He gave himself a medal. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter got the honor of bestowing this rather hypocritical honor upon the President, whose military leadership has been repeatedly challenged.
Defense Secy Carter presents Pres Obama with Dept of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. pic.twitter.com/a5DihpPRnA
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 4, 2017
This self serving act was mocked mercilessly on Twitter. He was even compared to North Korea’s tyrant Kim Jong Un.
— Adam Porter (@aporterwrites) January 5, 2017
Just needs the sash & epaulettes.
— Grant Naylor (@Breach_Clear) January 4, 2017
@markknoller so Carter whom was picked for Secretary of Defense by Obama gives him an award! I wonder who's idea that was EGO & CHIEF?
— LSU-Pi (@LSU_PI) January 4, 2017
@markknoller "Thank you for your execellent service to yourself. You gave yourself excellent performance reviews."
— Cali Tar Heel (@BaciDozi) January 5, 2017
@markknoller definition of narcissistic personality disorder. Unbelievable!
— J D Mc (@10Footballer10) January 5, 2017
Unbelievable! The ego on this man is out of control. His presidency began with him being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize when he hadn’t even done anything, it’s fitting that it ends with him awarding himself a medal! Obama has devalued the worth of these medals just like he devalued our standing in the world!
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