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Did Mel Brooks Really Try to Pants Barack Obama?

Short answer? Yes. Sort of.

The comedy legend was honored at the White House with a National Medals of Arts and Humanities. When President Obama awarded him the medal, Mel Brooks pretended to try to pull his pants down.

According to the Washington Free Beacon:

Twenty-three honorees were at the White House to receive the National Medals of Arts and Humanities for their achievements. Brooks was one of them and was honored for his contributions to comedy and making the world laugh.

“The 2015 National Medal of Arts to Mel Brooks for a lifetime of making the world laugh. As a writer, director, actor, and musician he pioneered the art of musical comedy in his hilarious and thought provoking work on film and in theater have earned him the rare distinction of winning Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Grammy awards,” an announcer said.

After Obama put the medal around Brooks’ neck, the comedian reached down and pretended to pull the president’s pants down. Obama and the crowd erupted with laughter. Obama shook his hand and gave him a hug.

Below is a video of the amusing interaction:

Even at 90 years old, Mel Brooks is still quick to a joke!

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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