This oughta drive the wingnuts even crazier than they already are. President Obama is going to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Distinction from Israeli President Shimon Peres, the first president to receive that honor while still in office.
Obama, the first sitting U.S. president to receive the recognition, will be awarded the medal for making “a unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens,” according to a release announcing the news.
He’ll receive the award at a dinner at Peres’ residence in Jerusalem, slated to be attended by senior figures from Israeli public life and the Obama administration. The award is given to “private” individuals and organizations that have made “outstanding contributions to bettering the world.”
Kind of hard to fit that into the “Obama hates Israel and wants to destroy the country” narrative that the far right has tried to push since Obama took office.