Awwww … isn’t this special? This afternoon, soon-to-be-ex-President Obama surprised his best pal Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom:

But our beloved POTUS had one other trick up his sleeve, one he was maybe hoping wouldn’t get nearly as much attention:

More from the AP:

The Obama administration is ending the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that granted residency to Cubans who arrived in the United States without visas.

That’s according to a senior administration official, who said the policy change was effective immediately.

The official said the U.S. and Cuba have spent several months negotiating the change, including an agreement from Cuba to allow those turned away from the U.S. to return.

Just when you think Obama’s flipped his last bird, he goes and pulls something like this.

We’ll leave you with this from Commentary’s Noah Rothman:

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

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Update:

Here’s President Obama’s official statement:

Lovely.

Editor’s note: With the White House releasing President Obama’s statement, we have removed “Report” from the headline.