The people in The United States are angry, tired and have quite frankly had enough. The shooting of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week seems to be the last straw in what has been years of structural racism. The fact that US president Donald Trump has continued to send out partisan themed responses to the outbreak of protests has made the situation all the worse.
The president didn’t even bother addressing the issue on Sunday and has yet to make an address since returning from Florida, where he oversaw the launch of the first privately owned rocket to the moon. In fact, it turns out that he spent at least an hour in the White House underground bunker on Sunday after protests outside the White House got a little bit too out of hand.
As Trump continues to take to Twitter to fight fire with fire, former US president Barack Obama took to social media to share his thoughts on how to make “this moment a real turning point to bring about real change”. You can check out his masterclass on leadership below.
The former president resonated with the frustration of those protesting, managed to articulately explain why looting should not be happening, urged Americans not to give up in democracy and pointed those who really want to help in the right direction, all with just one post.
Meanwhile, Trump continues to tweet gems such as this:
LAW & ORDER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020
Stay safe out there folks.