Matt Lauer Says He 'Burst Out Crying' Watching Obama Award Biden Medal of Freedom

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
Jan. 13, 2017

Watching Obama award his BFF Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom caused NBC's Matt Lauer to "weep" and "burst out crying."

From NewsBusters:
Following a gushing report on Friday’s NBC Today about President Obama awarding Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, co-host Matt Lauer revealed that he was overtaken by emotion while watching the White House ceremony on Thursday: “So I'm glad there were no cameras in my apartment yesterday because I was just sitting there weeping....I just burst out crying when I saw that moment. It was incredible.”
Introducing the three-minute segment, Lauer proclaimed: “...there was something special in Washington yesterday. It's getting a lot of attention. President Obama surprising his vice president, Joe Biden, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.” Correspondent Andrea Mitchell followed: “It was extraordinary, Matt....Barack Obama had a parting gift for his vice president, Joe Biden. Also on display, the kind of friendship rarely seen between high-powered politicians here in Washington.”
I burst out laughing.

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