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Matt Lauer ‘Burst Out Crying’ When Obama Gave Biden His Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Matt Lauer was in tears when Barack Obama awarded Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a surprise ceremony Thursday.

“I’m glad there were no cameras in my apartment yesterday because I was just sitting there weeping,” Lauer said Friday morning on the “Today” show. “I just burst out crying when I saw that moment.”

” It was incredible.”

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During the ceremony, Obama said Biden was like a brother to him.

“For your lifetime of service that will endure through the generations, I’d like to ask the military to join us onstage,” Obama said Thursday. “For the final time as president, I am pleased to award you with the nation’s highest civilian honor: the Presidential Medal of Freedom.” (RELATED: Barack Obama Awards Joe Biden With A Presidential Medal Of Freedom In Surprise Ceremony)