Former President Barack Obama, in the eyes of many social media users, crossed the line in a recent tweet that he posted about the Texas school shooting.
Fox News reports that Obama, in his tweet, linked the Texas shooting to the death of George Floyd.
“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 wrote. “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.
Obama’s tweet came on Wednesday, May 25, following the shooting that took place the day before at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
The gunman, Salvador Ramos, after gaining entry to the building, opened fire on a classroom killing 19 children and two teachers. Ramos would eventually die in a shootout with authorities.
One has to go back to the summer of 2020 for the George Floyd incident. Floyd, after resisting arrest, died in police custody as former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on him, holding him down. The incident led to the so-called social justice riots that continued throughout the remaining of 2020.
So, what does the death of Floyd have to do with the Texas school shooting? That’s what many social media users want to know.
Countless social media users tore into Obama for his tweet. Redstate editor Kira Davis called Obama’s tweet “utterly vile.”
“Not a single grieving parent today gives a rip about what happened to Floyd or anyone right now,” She wrote. “For crying out loud. This is not the time to be advertising for your favorite activist group. How utterly vile.”
Jason Whitlock, of Blaze Media, on the other hand, called Obama’s tweet “one of the worst . . . in history.”
“Brah, this ain’t it,” Whitlock wrote. “Little kids slaughtered at school is not the equivalent of Floyd dying after resisting arrest while high. This is one of the worst tweets in history.”