Former President Obama used the recent shooting at a school in Texas to talk about the death of George Floyd in a tone-deaf tweet.
It’s not clear why Obama would do this, in fact it makes little sense.
What does this have to do with the situation at hand?
The New York Post reports:
Obama slammed as tone-deaf for linking Uvalde massacre to George Floyd
Former President Barack Obama was hammered for what critics say was a tone-deaf post linking the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, to the second anniversary of George Floyd’s murder.
The former president shared the message on Twitter Wednesday in the wake of the massacre at Robb Elementary School that killed 19 children and two fourth-grade teachers.
“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.” Obama tweeted. “His killing stays with us all to this day, especially those who loved him.”
As authorities in Texas were identifying the victims of the slaughter and reckoning with its aftermath, some critics slammed Obama for also invoking the death of Floyd, who was murdered by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin during an arrest on May 25, 2020.
Here’s Obama’s tweet:
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
People have thoughts about this:
"It sucks those kids died, but remember George Floyd? He's who I'm still thinking about." — Barack Obama
— Seth Dillon (@SethDillon) May 25, 2022
George Floyd was a violent criminal lowlife hopped up on fentanyl. The fact that you would compare his death to the slaughter of 20 children is just incomprehensible. My God you are a vile man. https://t.co/4kvcvIQa5S
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 26, 2022
What was Obama thinking?