(AbsoluteNews.com) – Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have been accused of inflaming racial tensions many times over the last decade. Conservatives believe the racial divide became even worse under the ex-president’s last term. In 2017, Breitbart said every time Obama got involved in something, he ratcheted up “tensions and resentments.” It seems he tried to do that again in the wake of the Daunte Wright shooting.
Our hearts are heavy over yet another shooting of a Black man, Daunte Wright, at the hands of police. It’s important to conduct a full and transparent investigation, but this is also a reminder of just how badly we need to reimagine policing and public safety in this country. pic.twitter.com/sgcbRjlApr
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 13, 2021
On April 13, the Obamas released a statement about the accidental shooting of Wright and made it all about race. They said that Wright’s death taking place while former officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the death of George Floyd is proof that the country needs to “reimagine policing and public safety.” Then they said they grieve with the Wright family and “empathize with the pain black mothers, fathers, and children” feel.
First, it’s important to point out that Wright’s mother is white. So, it’s unclear why Obama said he was mourning with “black mothers” since they didn’t lose their children in this particular shooting. Also, what exactly would Obama have had the police do? The officer did her job and pulled over a driver who had an outstanding arrest warrant.
The former president seems to be suggesting that the police not do their jobs and just let criminals freely roam the streets. Does that make any sense or solve the problem?
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