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Texas school shooting: Obama beaten for linking Uvalde massacre to two-year mark in George Floyd’s murder


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Former President Barack Obama raised eyebrows on Wednesday for trying to link this week’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, to the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder.

Nineteen children and two teachers from Robb Elementary School were murdered by an 18-year-old gunman, who was killed in a gunfight with authorities. Tuesday’s tragedy is now one of the worst mass shootings in US history.

The bloodshed in Uvalde came a day before the two-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, which sparked civil unrest across the country in 2020 after viral footage showed the Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on top of him as he repeatedly claimed he couldn’t breathe until he died.

Chauvin was convicted of second and third degree murder last year.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – JUNE 25: Jordan and Royal Pacheco learn of the murder of George Floyd at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, ahead of the sentencing of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, June 25, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
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Obama commemorated Floyd’s passing while linking it to the current national mourning for the children killed in Uvalde.

“As we mourn the children of Uvalde today, we should take the time to recognize that two years have passed since the murder of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer,” Obama wrote on Wednesday. “His murder remains with all of us to this day, especially those who loved him.”

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“In the aftermath of his murder, a new generation of activists rose up to channel their angst into organized action, launching a movement to raise awareness of systemic racism and the need for criminal justice and police reform” , continued the former president before plugging an initiative for his foundation.

Texas school shooting: Obama beaten for linking Uvalde massacre to two-year mark in George Floyd’s murder

Former President Obama is trying to link this week’s massacre in Uvalde, Texas, to the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd.
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Critics slammed Obama for suggesting a comparison between Tuesday’s massacre and the police brutality Floyd faced.

“Not a single grieving parent today is telling what happened to Floyd or anyone right now,” Redstate editor Kira Davis said. “For crying out loud. Now is not the time to advertise your favorite activist group. How utterly despicable.”

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“What does the first have to do with the second?” Ben Shapiro wondered.

“I don’t understand the connection,” journalist Andy Ngo also wrote.

“Bro. Not the same. At all,” Fox News contributor Ben Domenech told Obama.

Texas school shooting: Obama beaten for linking Uvalde massacre to two-year mark in George Floyd’s murder

DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 26: Former President Barack Obama speaks during a rally in support of Michigan’s Democratic candidates at Detroit Cass Tech High School on October 26, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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“‘It sucks that those kids are dead, but remember George Floyd? I still think about him.’ — Barack Obama,” Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon mocked the former president.

“George Floyd is the real victim of Uvalde,” joked Washington Examiner contributor Harry Khachatrian.

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“Brah, that’s not it. Little kids shot at school are not the equivalent of Floyd dying after resisting arrest while stoned,” podcast host Jason Whitlock wrote. Blaze Media, stating, “This is one of the worst tweets in history.”

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