Obama Defends #BlackLivesMatter by Comparing it to Abolition (VIDEO)

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Speaking in Spain this weekend, Obama tried to defend Black Lives Matter by comparing it to abolition and other civil rights movements, which is ridiculous.

The Blaze reports:

Obama Compares Black Lives Matter Protests to Abolition, Women’s Suffrage Movements

President Barack Obama called Sunday for greater tolerance, respect and understanding from police officers toward the people they take an oath to protect as well as from individuals who think the police are too heavy handed and intolerant, particularly toward people of color.

“I’d like all sides to listen to each other,” Obama said as he answered a reporter’s question after meeting with Spain’s acting prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, during his shortened first visit to Spain as president…

One of the great things about America is that individual citizens and groups of citizens can petition their government, can protest, can speak truth to power. And that is sometimes messy and controversial. But because of that ability to protest and engage in free speech, America over time has gotten better. We’ve all benefitted from that.

He mentioned other “contentious” movements that occurred throughout the nation’s history, comparing them to the recent protests:

The abolition movement was contentious. The effort for women to get the right to vote was contentious and messy. There were times when activists might have engaged in rhetoric that was overheated, and occasionally counterproductive, but the point was to raise issues so that we as a society could grapple with them. The same was true with the Civil Rights movement and the Union movement and the environmental movement and the anti-war movement during Vietnam. And I think what you’re seeing now is part of that long standing tradition.

Watch the video:

Who does Obama think he’s kidding?

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