A meme shows President Obama awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner, Bill Cosby, and Harvey Weinstein is not true at all. Yes, the photograph of Obama awarding Clinton the Presidential Medal of Freedom is real but the images of Obama bestowing this award on Anthony Weiner, Bill Cosby, and Harvey Weinstein are fake.
As Snopes reported, After numerous women came forward to accuse powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault, and rape in October 2017, social media users circulated photographs of Weinstein with various politicians in an apparent attempt to smear their characters.
One meme went even further, purportedly showing President Obama bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Weinstein, President Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner, and Bill Cosby and joking that it should be renamed the “sexual predator award”.
Obama Said About Clinton
“He still remembers as a child waving goodbye to his mom — tears in her eyes — as she went off to nursing school so she could provide for her family. And I think lifting up families like his own became the story of Bill Clinton’s life.”
All three of the other images were created by taking a genuine photograph of a different recipient and then using digital manipulation to add the heads of Weinstein, Weiner, and Cosby.