WASHINGTON (NBC) - President Obama is set to bestow the nation’s highest civilian honor on 21 individuals on Tuesday.
This afternoon he is schedule to honor those with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but things haven’t gone so well for one recipient.
Comedian and talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, tweeted a photo of herself after being denied access to the White House because she didn’t have her identification.
DeGeneres, who has advocated for equality and fairness, is supposed to be joined by Saturday Night Live creator, Lorne Michaels. Other recipients include actors Robert Redford and De Niro, along with basketball great Michael Jordon and others.
She later tweeted “I’m in.” The tweet also featured her own version of the “Mannequin challenge.”