Do you need a ladder, Obama? President finds honoring police heroes with Medals of Valor a bit of a stretch!
He may hold the highest office in the land. But President Obama needed struggled to stretch past his own height to wrap a medal around the neck of a hero police office.
The Commander-in-chief, who is 6ft 1in, used his tip toes to honor LAPD bomb technician Donald Thompson with the Medal of Valor. The cop received the award after pulling an unconscious man from a burning car – but Obama could only smile as he placed the medal on his shoulders.
It was a light-hearted moment in an otherwise emotionally charged speech where Obama called on the nation Monday to support and listen to its law enforcement officers.