On Wednesday, May 25th former President of the United States Barack Obama made his opinion (sort of) clear on the mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Obama is well known for his soothing words that roll off his tongue, it’s what helped him get elected. A handsome fellow who can also speak elegantly, that’s President material!
So what happened to his perfect and eloquent wording when he sent this Tweet about the elementary school shooting?
“As we grieve the children of Uvalde today, we should take time to recognize that two years have passed since the murder of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer. His killing stays with us all to this day, especially those who loved him.”
The media quickly responded in distaste with his comparison with George Floyd and the fatal school shooting, raising eyebrows and asking what does one have to do with the other? How can Obama compare the innocent children that were gunned down to a criminal who was arrested and wrongly killed by police?
Kira Davis’s response seemed to sum up how many feel about the president’s tweet.
This follower pointed out that the biggest supporter of the George Floyd movement was BLM, which has been deemed a terrorist organization.
Here is another fed-up follower, who really didn’t like the comparison.
George Floyd was killed by a white police officer on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis. The death of Floyd sparked a nationwide turn of events and created more focus on black lives being taken by the hands of officers.
Black Lives Matter raised over $90 million after Floyd’s death. The founders of BLM recently have come under scrutiny about allocated funds, like spending $3 million on homes, and have even said in interviews they are ‘trained Marxists’.
Obama compared Floyd to the 7th deadliest mass shooting in recent history. To date, nineteen children and two teachers were killed Tuesday in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas by an 18-year-old gunman who open fire at the school.