Who is President Barack Obama? We knew him for his accomplishments during his eight years in office. Perhaps though, it is what he does after his terms in office that defines him even better.
President Obama and former First Lady Michele Obama have dined with actor George Clooney and his activist attorney wife. Since stepping down, he has shown himself working with America’s youth to show them how to be the next generation’s leaders. He has worked to countermand the creature-from-the-dark Gerrymanding the Republican leadership superimposed upon the country. We see his family and how his children grow to become their own best persons. Yet, it has been his humility that most impresses.
On this Thanksgiving Day, the Barack Obama family stood in a serving line doling out mashed potatoes and turkey to those who have little or nothing. On this day of thanks, we see him shaking the hand of the youngest, showing his respect:
‘Today, we give thanks for our blessings, give back to those around us, and enjoy some time — and turkey, and maybe a little football — with the ones we love. From the Obama family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.’
This was in stark contrast to the man currently sitting in the Oval Office, but now golfing at one of his Florida resorts. This man sent out a very different sort of message, one befitting a king, not a servant of the people:
‘THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim…’
So today is a good day to be thankful for President Obama showed us what presidential humility is like. Then, we can recognize it next time we vote,
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