From London, Obama has shout-out for Black Lives Matter that it’s not going to like

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President Obama said movements like Black Lives Matter need to stop yelling and begin working through the political process. What’s this, “a moment of sanity?”

He made this observation while addressing a group of young people in London Saturday during a townhall-style event.

While he expressed admiration for such movements for “really effective in bringing attention to problems,” he said they need to go further if they have any hope of achieving any real change, according to The New York Times.

“Once you’ve highlighted an issue and brought it to people’s attention and shined a spotlight, and elected officials or people who are in a position to start bringing about change are ready to sit down with you, then you can’t just keep on yelling at them,” he said.

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The Times tweeted:

That statement prompted all sorts of debate and commentary on social media — very little of it complimentary.

If he followed his own advice, he would put down his phone and his pen and start working through the political process with Congress.


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