Obama is probably whiter than Bernie Sanders.
As MSNBC reports, Black Lives Matter activist Marissa Johnson leapt on stage as soon as Sanders took to the microphone saying “we’re shutting this event down — now.”
Johnson then asked for a four-and-half-minute moment of silence to honor Michael Brown Jr., the black teenager who was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, a year ago. As the crowd grew more agitated, Johnson added that Sanders says he cares about grassroots movements, but, “The biggest grassroots movement in this country right now is Black Lives Matter.”
Of course, street cred isn’t a problem for the nation’s first black president. If you like your cred you can keep your cred, even if you choose never to hang out with the common (black) man, and take your vacation at what may very well be one of the whitest places on earth.
As reported by Yahoo News,White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama realized he could spend Friday night on the island after all and “get started on his vacation first thing (Saturday) morning” so he decided to go for it.
With no official appearances scheduled, Obama will fill his days with leisurely rounds of golf, beach outings, bike rides and hikes with his wife and daughters, and dinner with Mrs. Obama and their friends at some of the island’s top restaurants.
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