How big of a narcissist is President Barack Obama? Enough that his own White House administration has begun awarding himself medals – and holding small ceremonies to celebrate the honor.
Wednesday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter — an Obama appointee – held a congratulations ceremony where he presented the president with the Defense Department’s “Medal of Distinguished Public Service” as the administration’s token of appreciation… to itself.
How embarrassing can you get?
The self-awarded medal was pinned on Obama during a small ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, a short drive from the White House, Wednesday.
Defense Secy Carter presents Pres Obama with Dept of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. pic.twitter.com/a5DihpPRnA
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Addressing the small crowd of men and women from the various military branches, Obama made sure to mention how great he was by telling them there is “no greater honor” than serving as commander in chief.
When social media users got wind of the self-congratulatory ceremony, they were ruthless —
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— The Horn editorial team