President Obama tried to have his cake and eat it too, blasting politicians and the media for focusing on “the sensational and controversial,” as if he himself hasn’t done that for the last seven years.
In a speech to the International Association of Police Chiefs in his native Chicago Tuesday, Obama said he rejects any narrative that “seeks to divide police and communities they serve.”
The president said it was “a narrative that too often gets served up to us by cable news seeking ratings, tweets seeking retweets, or political candidates seeking some attention.”
This, from the same person who was rejected by relatives of victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, along with the local sheriff, for standing “on the corpses of our loved ones, to make some kind of political point.”
Frequent Fox News contributor Sheriff David Clarke tweeted that the speech was “propaganda.”
The essence of Obama’s propaganda speech in Chicago today. N pic.twitter.com/qZBCs4tcv3
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) October 28, 2015
Even before he delivered the speech, Twitter users reacted with jaw-dropping disbelief at Obama’s lack of self-awareness.
His lack of self awareness is funny. https://t.co/yjXR7iFhcf — Suzy (@scout_nj) October 27, 2015
@POTUS AGAIN shows he has ZERO self awareness!!! #smh https://t.co/C1sip5qGzR
— Joe (@JoeC1776) October 27, 2015
Pres Obama will say that too often law enforcement gets “scapegoated” for the failures of “our society and criminal justice system.” — Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 27, 2015
@markknoller No shit, and hes been at the forefront of that movement. — Hana Five O (@HanaFiveO) October 27, 2015
It’s obvious to everyone that the president is playing both sides of the issue, while cops are being targeted.
@TIME He is so ignorant, how many killed in Chicago last wk? — Nina Fuss (@68ae852f3a01480) October 27, 2015
Perhaps Obama should have used the opportunity to denounce himself for politicizing and sensationalizing racial tensions.
Is Obama going to denounce himself for Race Baiting? I don’t think so. https://t.co/JmrA1RSouX — Georgia (@CureOurCountry) October 27, 2015
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