Ellen DeGeneres Not Allowed in the White House
Never leave home without your ID.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 22, 2016
Ellen DeGeneres arrived at the White House in her finest suit and sneakers to be honored for her career in comedy by President Obama, but there was one small hiccup.
The daytime talk show queen forgot her photo ID. And apparently, that’s something White House security takes very seriously. Locked out, she tweeted to her nearly 63 million fans the life lesson to never leave home without your ID.
Luckily, officials were able to confirm her identity and allow her to dance her way into the festivities. No word on how they confirmed it was her…maybe the tweet to her verified account helped her claim.
DeGeneres is one of more than 20 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom including Robert De Niro, Michael Jordan, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen, and more. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is awarded by President Obama and is the highest civilian honor in the country.