Barack Obama Regrets Not Giving This Entertainer the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Barack Obama is looking back on his eight years in the White House.

During his interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the 59-year-old former president revealed that his one “screw up” is not giving Dolly Parton a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The medal is “awarded by the President of the United States to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the security or national interests of America, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors,” according to the White House.

Stephen asked Obama how the 74-year-old country music icon could not have a Medal of Freedom after all of her humanitarian work. Just recently, it was revealed that Dolly donated $1 million to help scientists develop a coronavirus vaccine.

“That’s a mistake — I’m shocked,” Obama replied. “That was a screw up. I’m surprised. I think I assumed that she had already got one, and that was incorrect.”

However, there’s still a chance that Dolly could be honored with a Medal of Freedom. Obama is hoping that President-Elect Joe Biden will be help to fix the situation when he takes office in January.

“She deserves one,” Obama said. “I’ll call Biden!”

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