As Twitchy reported, members of the media swooned as President Obama wiped away tears today as he recalled the massacre at Sandy Hook during his unveiling of executive actions intended to curb gun violence. His tears brought some viewers to tears themselves, but they also inspired those who were sobered by his power grab to create the #ObamaCriesAbout hashtag.
The president crying might seem like a rare occurrence, but it was only last month when he was moved to tears. Americans had been shaken by terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in Paris and 14 in San Bernardino, Calif., and a stoic President Obama gave a rare address from the Oval Office to reassure the American people that the United States would overcome the threat of terrorism.
The president then slipped into a tuxedo for the Kennedy Center Honors. Delivering a speech on the deaths of nearly 150 people couldn’t shake him, but Aretha Franklin’s performance of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” got the waterworks flowing.
Great cutaways of Carole King gestures of amazement as Aretha sat down at piano to accompany herself on "Natural Woman."
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 30, 2015
Not the only one who teared up tonight. #KCHonors pic.twitter.com/5o9me8g1wv
— Mandi Bierly (@MandiBierly) December 30, 2015
Oh my! @Potus is crying too! Join the crowd! #KCHonors
— Lori Richardson (@cubbie172000) December 30, 2015
how did i miss this?? @arethafranklin brings down the house and brings a tear to @POTUS's eye at the #kchonors: https://t.co/1h4KKzqfPr
— Jinen Kamdar (@jinen) December 31, 2015
Watch the Aretha Franklin performance that brought President Obama to tears: https://t.co/Axr74BtRYx pic.twitter.com/HA0IX5RAQH
— Esquire Magazine (@esquire) December 31, 2015
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