Obama Regrets Not Giving Dolly Parton Medal Of Freedom

(ConservativePeak.com)- Everybody knows that former President Barack Obama made a lot of mistakes, but this one might surprise you.

During an interview on The Late Show on Monday as part of his latest round of media interviews promoting his new book, Former President Obama revealed that he considered it a major “screw up” that he never awarded country singer Dolly Parton with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Speaking to left-wing TV host and “comedian” Stephen Colbert, Obama said it was a “mistake” and that he is “shocked” he never awarded Parton with the highest civilian award during his time as president.

“Looking back at your eight years, do you realize that’s the mistake you made?” Colbert asked.

It’s certainly one of the mistakes. Others include ObamaCare and using drones to bomb innocent women and children overseas.

“Actually, that was a screw up,” he said. “I’m surprised. I think I assumed that she had already gotten one, and that was incorrect.”

Obama was well known for using the Presidential Medal of Freedom to reward celebrities. Sometimes they were almost universally popular decisions, and other times…not so much.

Regardless, many legends including James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, and Bob Dylan received the award under the Obama-Biden administration.

On Thursday, President Donald Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to legendary football coach Lou Holtz. During a ceremony in the Oval Office, Holtz said that he felt fortunate to be there and also to be “part of this great country and be next to an individual I respect as much as him,” referring to the president.

Holtz was recognized for his philanthropy, books, and being one of the “greatest football coaches of all time.”

At the beginning of 2020, President Donald Trump also awarded conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh with the Medal of Freedom during his State of the Union address, following the news that he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.

In a tear-jerking moment, First Lady Melania Trump awarded Limbaugh with the medal as the president gave his speech.

Dolly Parton might still be in for an award. If Joe Biden becomes the next president of the United States, Barack Obama suggested during the CBS interview that he would “call Biden” about it.