Barack Obama, Meryl Streep

Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa USA

Like the rest of us, President Barack Obama is in love with Meryl Streep.

The commander in chief shared his true feelings on the Oscar winner when presenting her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, over the weekend.

"I love Meryl Streep," the president was quoted as saying by White House reporter Jennifer Bendery.

"Her husband knows I love her. Michelle [Obama] knows I love her. There's nothing they can do about it."

But his gushfest didn't end there! Obama also called Streep "one of American's leading ladies."

There were several other famous faces who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom including Ethel Kennedy, Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw.

Barack Obama, Meryl Streep

Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa USA

Obama spoke highly of Kennedy and her accomplishments, saying, "We give thanks to a person whose love for her family is matched by her devotion to her nation."

As for the Grammy-winning singing legend, Obama said that "all of us have been moved to a higher ground" thanks to Wonder himself.

The compliments kept coming for Brokaw, whom Obama dubbed "the chronicler of the greatest generation," adding, "we celebrate him as one of our nation's greatest journalists."

Interestingly enough, Obama's name was on a less than flattering list earlier today thanks to GQ.

The magazine released their list of the least influential people of 2014 and POTUS was right up there alongside Zach Braff, U2's BonoWoody Allen, Johnny Depp and Robin Thicke

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