Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter on Wednesday to react to a school shooting that occurred a day prior to his tweet where a far-left gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in a classroom in Uvalde, Texas.
In Obama’s tweet to the victims of the school shooting, Obama changed the subject to honoring two years since George Floyd’s death.
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.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 25, 2022
“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,” Obama tweeted.
“In the aftermath of his murder, a new generation of activists rose up to channel their anguish into organized action, launching a movement to raise awareness of systemic racism and the need for criminal justice and police reform,” Obama added.
“Inspired by these young leaders, @MBK_Alliance launched a Reimagining Policing Pledge for mayors and cities ready to take action. If you’re wondering how you can help make things a little better today, here are some ways to get involved,” Obama wrote, adding a link to his website.
Obama faced an instant wave of backlash and shock to his insulting tweet. Florida Republican Vice Chairman Christian Ziegler tweeted, “Quickest, weirdest and most insensitive Tweet Pivot I have seen.”
“Obama turned the page on the children of Uvalde and moved the attention to George Floyd in less than 280 characters. I mean… couldn’t he have separated the two into 2 Tweets and waited 2 mins between both posts?” Ziegler added.
No….This is who we need to remember on this day. pic.twitter.com/4PGDxOo4vh
— Mel (@Mel00046827) May 26, 2022
The top response to Obama’s tweet is from a Twitter user named Mel, who wrote, “No…This is who we need to remember on this day.”
Blaze Podcast Host Jason Whitlock tweeted, “Let’s stand George Floyd on the dead bodies of slaughtered children. This is one of the worst tweets in history.”
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