President Barack Obama has been out of office for two and one-half years, but when he speaks, people do listen. He tweeted out a defense for a man he worked with often. This is how a class act sounds.
The 44th president of these United States did a quick bit of diplomacy with just one tweet. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been facing quite a lot of criticism for a black-face photo. It was wrong. Yet, President Obama came to his defense with a presidential message of his own, reminding us all that one photograph does not a whole man make.
He tweeted that Trudeau was “hard-working, effective leader.” Then he asked for the voting Canadians to “support him for another term:”
‘I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President. He’s a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change. The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term.’
It was a gentle reminder to Canadians and Americans alike that people can rise above their mistakes, even the serious ones, and use those mistakes to become a better person. Obama’s tweet could not have come at a better time.
Twitter world caught fire at President Obama’s presidential remark:
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