March 4, 2017
Wow, this is great.
Barack Obama has been named the forthcoming recipient of the coveted John F Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
The 44th US President will follow in the footsteps of George HW Bush, black civil rights leader John Lewis and, the 2016 honouree, Connecticut governor Dan Malloy.
Mr Kennedy’s family say Mr Obama will be honoured because of his Obamacare expansion and climate change leadership – two policies Donald Trump has lambasted and is expected to change – and his diplomatic relations with Cuba.
“Humbled to be recognised by a family with a legacy of service,” said Mr Obama.
Mr Kennedy’s daughter Caroline Kennedy and her son Jack Schlossberg will hand over the trophy, which is a sterling silver lantern designed by Ms Kennedy’s husband, on 7 May at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
“President Kennedy called on a new generation of Americans to give their talents to the service of the country,” said Ms Kennedy in a statement.
“With exceptional dignity and courage, President Obama has carried that torch into our own time, providing young people of all backgrounds with an example they can emulate in their own lives.”
The award is presented annually by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation to public servants who have made courageous decisions of conscience without regard for personal or professional consequences.
It is named after Mr Kennedy’s 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles in Courage.
No president in history has had their legacy rekt like Obama’s legacy is getting rekt.
When Trump is finished, it’s going to be like this stupid monkey had never been born.