For the final day of Barrack Obama’s presidency on Jan. 19, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Ellen DeGeneres paid tribute to the progressive achievements of America’s first black president with a touching video compilation from the past eight years.
As a longtime friend and twice appearing guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Obama’s positive impact on DeGeneres’ life was evident in her sentimental POTUS speech. “I want to personally thank him for changing my life. I am a legally married woman because of him and so is my wife. His courage and compassion created equality for everyone.”