I wish you were still leading us’: Obama birthday tributes get political amid back ,
With all that was happening in our country over the weekend — and maybe because of it — some celebrities still made sure to pay tribute to Barack Obama on his birthday ,
The former president turned 58 on Sunday — as the country awoke to learn there had been not one but two mass shootings the day before.As Trump offered “thoughts and prayers”and later blamed the media for causing “anger and rage” to build up in this country ,
In director Ava DuVernay’s post, she wrote, “At times like this, I wish you were still leading us. Actually, at all times, I wish you were leading us. Mark Hamill’s tribute pointed out Obama’s attributes while saying those things were lacking from Trump’s White House.
Happy Birthday, Mr. President. At times like this, I wish you were still leading us. Actually, at all times, I wish you were leading us. But thankful for the time we had. Blessings to you and your family today, @BarackObama. And many more .
Ellen DeGeneres is known for her jokes, but this wasn’t a funny one. The daytime talk show host said she misses Obama so much “my eyelashes hurt,” presumably from crying ,
On Monday, Trump held a press conference to address the two shootings Saturday — first in El Paso, Texas, and then in Dayton, Ohio. Shortly before, he took to Twitter to write that “something GREAT” can come out of shootings — and linked a background check bill to immigration reform.
We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain. Likewise for those so seriously wounded. We can never forget them,and those many who came before them.