Sometime between his executive amnesty speech in Las Vegas Friday and 27 holes of golf Saturday, President Obama taped an ABC News exclusive message urging the people of Ferguson to “first and foremost, keep protests peaceful.”
“Using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law, contrary to who we are,” the president continued. That video was played on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday morning, and today, the White House again urged protesters to demonstrate peacefully.
You could say the president’s message was too little, too late, but that would be being kind. Protesters maintain that they and not the police have been the peaceful ones, and had plenty to say to the president.
You’re talking about a Nobel Peace Prize winner, sir.