Responding to a report about President Trump’s speech after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, Ben Rhodes recalled just how awesome his former boss Barack Obama was at delivering speeches at tragic moments. And he chose a doozy of an example:
This was Obama's 2016 speech in Dallas, which was one of his best and which he worked on a lot. I don't think he ran out of words, I think he ran out of patience with Republicans in Washington. https://t.co/cXQgVFS55H https://t.co/GMULilQEpv
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) February 16, 2018
You mean the speech when he said, after five police officers were killed in an ambush, that "[n]one of us is entirely innocent. No institution is entirely immune. And that includes our police departments. We know this."
That was one of his best? You are a clown. https://t.co/EYBrEI7RFI
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) February 16, 2018
It speaks volumes that somebody from Team Obama would be applauding that speech in particular.
Speech? You mean the memorial service for the five slain Dallas police officers where Obama defended Black Lives Matter and slammed the police for their “bigotry”? That was quintessential Obama wasn’t it? Using the funeral of dead cops to slams the cops and praise BLM. https://t.co/uIXDFUXc5a
— Nick Short ?? (@PoliticalShort) February 16, 2018
You think the speech where Obama ultimately blamed the killing of 5 police officers on slavery and Jim Crow was one of his best!?
You're what's wrong with this country. https://t.co/9lnQCPL8rd
— Pflugerville Pfernando (@Crapplefratz) February 16, 2018
Oh that speech where he called grieving Dallas police officers racists? You write that part, Ben? https://t.co/jmF8X9vpzs
— Crash (@Boognish12) February 16, 2018
Typical Obama. Give a speech, demand something of Republicans. Offer nothing, extend no potential compromise. Demonize enemies. Rinse and repeat.
Passive-aggression as an artform. https://t.co/1WYjBNDf0T
— AgainstTrumpDude (@TheAmishDude) February 16, 2018
A memorial of which he called police needing to do better! How about criminals doing better! All he did was divide us racially! If I were one of the widows of those officers I would have got up and walked out on national TV!
— NOLA Lady Sharon (@sharonnavarre) February 16, 2018
Did Obama’s words work? https://t.co/lgLdQGsMqm
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) February 16, 2018
So spare me.
— Christie (@RepRepublic) February 16, 2018