Today, Ellen DeGeneres was set to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but an unexpected thing happened: she forgot her ID and couldn’t get in.
“They haven’t let me in to the White House yet because I forgot my ID. #NotJoking #PresidentialMedalOfFreedom” – Ellen captioned the picture below.
Fortunately, Ellen managed to get in and receive her medal along with other celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Robert DeNiro, Diana Ross etc.
The host even teared up when receiving the medal.
Pres. Obama presents award-winning comedian Ellen DeGeneres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. https://t.co/LeDlazdy94
— ABC News (@ABC) November 22, 2016
According to the White House, this award is for “individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”
Ellen took the chance to even record an epic “Mannequin Challenge” inside the White House. Check out the video below: