Barack Obama remains one of the leading figures in the Democratic Party today.
But his stardom with the Left is now on the rocks.
And it’s all because Obama made one comment that is now being called “One Of The Worst Tweets In History.”
Former Democrat leader Barack Obama still holds significant sway with the Left, the media, and large swaths of the general public.
In fact, Obama is certainly more popular than the current head of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden, who is so unpopular that even Democrats are beginning to try and look for a replacement for him in the 2024 elections.
But Obama, who is no longer eligible to serve for President, continues to try and remain relevant in the public limelight more than five years after he left office.
Unfortunately for him, that eagerness to remain relevant has led to him making one comment on Twitter which is now being slammed for being “One Of The Worst Tweets In History.”
The Daily Wire reports, “Former Democrat President Barack Obama faced backlash online Wednesday afternoon after he invoked George Floyd following the school shootings that happened on Tuesday in Texas.
Obama’s remarks come after an 18-year-old Latino male stormed Robb Elementary School in Uvalde and opened fire on students, killing at least 19 children, before a nearby U.S. Border Patrol agent rushed into the building and killed the suspect.”
The tweet in question was as follows: “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.”
Almost immediately, Obama began to be lambasted online for trying to push this narrative over the shooting itself.
Jason Whitlock from The Blaze blasted Obama, replying: “Let’s stand George Floyd on the dead bodies of slaughtered children. This is one of the worst tweets in history.”
Others soon joined in.
One writer from the Washington Examiner replied to Obama with, “Innocent children gunned down in an elementary school is absolutely not comparable to a criminal being wrongly killed by police mid-arrest.”
Even those on the Left began to pile on against Obama as well. The YouTube and podcast personality Gad Saad, a Canadian psychology and marketing professor, tweeted back at Obama: “Children, shmildren. Sure those kids died but let’s honor Floyd, a BLM icon. You are my president forever and I’m Canadian. Your ability to say nothing in such an articulate manner is inspiring. Thank you.”
Obama’s response to the shooting earned zero support from across the political spectrum.
Not only did it reveal how tone deaf the former Democrat leader could be in the face of a tragedy, but it alienated both the Left and Right alike.
Of course, Obama’s response to the shooting in Texas is almost certainly going to be the predicable “ban guns” approach, but those arguments are already being used by other prominent Democrats, including Joe Biden himself.