Former President Barack Obama delivered forward-looking, encouraging remarks in response to the police killing of George Floyd and the ongoing nationwide protests, and the Internet rejoiced. President Obama's comments, part of a town hall organized by his My Brother's Keeper Alliance, were focused for his younger audience, and were short and seemingly off-the-cuff, yet inspired a nation thirsting for caring, intelligence, and leadership.
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I Love President Barack Obama. That’s the tweet. #ObamaTownHall https://t.co/0yevRYTqSe— Rachel VIII, Ratchet Queen of Quarantine (@Rachel VIII, Ratchet Queen of Quarantine)1591220994.0
Obama is showing off with these complete sentences.— jelani cobb (@jelani cobb)1591219949.0
The President just spoke— Preet Bharara (@Preet Bharara)1591220164.0
Finally, a president trying to inspire and unite us. President Obama understands the importance of leadership. For… https://t.co/SH8cj2kNQk— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin)1591220223.0
Barack Obama speaks to our better angels. No matter what color you are. Barack Obama is the best of America. Barack… https://t.co/SHUwXuPg5D— Jason Overstreet 🩸🦷🗽 (@Jason Overstreet 🩸🦷🗽)1591220392.0
The contrast could not be more stark: the current lack of national leadership & the compassion, goodness & inspirat… https://t.co/vwJn28Fm0k— John O. Brennan (@John O. Brennan)1591221295.0
Obama absolutely nailed it... “Make people in power uncomfortable”... God I miss him... #takeobamalive— Cyrus McQueen (@Cyrus McQueen)1591220566.0
#takeobamalive #BarackObama A Real President is speaking A real man is speaking A real leader Best President E… https://t.co/d9lbQlsiGl— Chrissi Nielsen (@Chrissi Nielsen)1591219442.0
This is what leadership looks like Thank you @barackobama https://t.co/0mqzq9tBdY— Andrew Zimmern (@Andrew Zimmern)1591220745.0
A real president is speaking right now. @BarackObama https://t.co/bfH0fD9COG— Chico and his Daddy. (@Chico and his Daddy.)1591219152.0
How comforting to hear President @BarackObama who is articulate, comforting, uniting. Forgot what that feels like.… https://t.co/XPQZ0YMxGQ— Olga Lautman (@Olga Lautman)1591221605.0
Obama’s subjects and verbs agree. Y’all remember when Presidents did that?!— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari Sellers)1591220114.0