On Wednesday, former President Barack Obama gave an address on the killing of George Floyd and the nationwide protests against police brutality — giving words of encouragement to peaceful demonstrators and calling for major structural reform to heal the divisions between police and the communities they serve.
Barack Obama: "As tragic as these past few weeks have been, as difficult and scary and uncertain as they've been, t… https://t.co/WI5IIucVna— CSPAN (@CSPAN)1591220580.0
Many commenters on social media were moved by the former president's call to action.
It’s great to hear from a real President. Thanks, Obama.— Kathryn C. Dennis (@Kathryn C. Dennis)1591220659.0
Obama was clear that this is not either civil disobedience or voting, but "both/and."— Victoria Brownworth🎄🕎☮ (@Victoria Brownworth🎄🕎☮)1591220587.0
Listening to the Boss #Obama https://t.co/PEIpkDvlng— Roger Mooking (@Roger Mooking)1591220681.0
President Obama gave Trump time to lead. And to respond. He’s clearly given up on Trump. Today Obama did what a pre… https://t.co/guHJcM8PNv— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1591219934.0
Obama’s subjects and verbs agree. Y’all remember when Presidents did that?!— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari Sellers)1591220114.0
Amazing. @BarackObama exhibited more leadership in ten minutes on Zoom than Trump has in ten days. That's the diffe… https://t.co/wMkA7kBe12— Ethereal bisexual who wears mostly black (@Ethereal bisexual who wears mostly black)1591220075.0
“Make people in power uncomfortable.” -@BarackObama— Uzo Aduba (@Uzo Aduba)1591220884.0