Ellen DeGeneres Forgot Her ID And Couldn't Get Into the White House

Ellen DeGeneres is in Washington D.C. to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom but unfortunately the talk show host forgot her ID and White House security doesn't fool around.

This morning, the comedian tweeted a photo of herself sitting on a bench in Washington D.C. with the caption, "They haven't let me in to the White House yet because I forgot my ID". And in case you thought she was kidding, DeGeneres added "#NotJoking".

DeGeneres is one of 21 recipients of the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom, which according to a White House is "the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."

A White House press release says DeGeneres was chosen for the honor because both "in her work and in her life, she has been a passionate advocate for equality and fairness." Something President Obama praised her for when he appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show back in February.

Eventually, DeGeneres made it inside the White House. And don't worry, she quickly made up for lost time by making staff, guests, and her fellow award recipients participate in the Mannequin Challenge.

Congrats to Ellen DeGeneres on her much deserved award and congrats to Kate McKinnon for tricking everyone into thinking she's Ellen so she could accept the award.

Okay, maybe just the first thing.