In a series of divisive tweets, former President Barack Obama once again added fuel to the literal fire that is Black Lives Matter and Antifa on the anniversary of George Floyd dying while in police custody Wednesday. Of course, this is as activists from the same group took to the streets around the nation to “celebrate” by burning and destroying, as can be seen in the videos below.
Following the horrific mass shooting of 19 elementary school children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, by an 18-year-old unstable man, Obama chose to post a tweet that completely deflected from their tragic deaths and attempted to refocus the nation on the death of George Floyd.
For those who forgot, which is probably no one, George Floyd was the criminal with a history of violence against women who ingested four times the designated lethal amount of the dangerous drug fentanyl and then died while police were attempting to handcuff him as he attempted to get out of their custody. Floyd was turned into a martyr by the anti-police radical left and held on a pedestal in the name of police “reform.”
Obama’s tweets read: “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.
“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.
“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.”
The tweets include a link to the Obama Foundation page titled Anguish and Action, which furthers the “police are racist” narrative and includes a video of George Floyd with a picture of him when he was maybe 12 years old.
While the former President tweeted about George Floyd and racism, activists were in the streets burning the American flag, as can be seen in the video below. Also in that video, an angry man with a megaphone yells about Floyd dying, and also about “Buffalo Boy” (the man who went on a racially motivated killing spree at a grocery store in New York) and how he got “away with shooting people in a super market.” It’s important to note that while the man in the video makes it seem like there is no punishment for the incident, that is not the case, as he was taken into custody and now his right to due process and a trial will begin.
Internet users on many platforms expressed their confusion and discontent with Obama’s remarks. The video below shows just one reaction to the divisive comments, but there are many, many more across multiple social media platforms.