No, Barack Obama didn’t bestow the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Anthony Weiner, Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein.
But that’s the claim of a four-part photo tweet making the rounds — intended to slam the previous White House occupant and Democrats in general.
“I didn’t know there was a sexual predator award…. Thanks Democrats,” the meme is labeled.
But Snopes.com found only one image real — Obama draping a medal around Bill Clinton’s neck. The others are fake — doctored versions originally featuring Tom Hanks, Vice President Joe Biden and Bruce Springsteen.
Snopes noted, however, that Cosby “truly did receive the award in 2002 — from President George W. Bush. Neither Weinstein nor Weiner have received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.”
Some folks were fooled, and at least one fessed up to being faked out.
Weinstein was a weasel. Yet Obama gave him a medal like he did to Bill Cosby and Weiner. Is there a pattern here? I thought so too.????Shameful
— Fern Robichaud (@Fern0947) October 18, 2017