Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama brought “solace” to George Floyd’s family in an emotional 25-minute phone call, according to a report in the New York Times.
“That was the first time, I think, that the Floyd family really experienced solace since he died,” Rev. Al Sharpton told the Times.
“I want you to have hope. I want you to know you are not alone. I want you to know that Michelle and I will do anything you want me to do,” Obama reportedly said during the 25-minute call.
The call shows how powerful Obama’s role remains in American public life as a relatively young former president at 58-years-old.
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Former President Barack Obama made a call to George Floyd’s family that brought an emotional effect unparalleled by other leaders, according to Rev. Al Sharpton’s telling in a New York Times feature.

“That was the first time, I think, that the Floyd family really experienced solace since he died,” Sharpton said.

Former Vice President Joe Biden called the family and was well received, according to Floyd’s brother, Philonese, while President Donald Trump “didn’t give me the opportunity to even speak.”

Yet Obama’s call on June 4, according to Times reporters Elaina …read more


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