Obama brings up George Floyd while giving tribute to child victims of Texas shooting

Former President Obama brought up George Floyd while discussing the recent tragic Uvalde, Texas shooting.

Obama tweeted “As we grieve the children of Uvalde today, we should take time to recognize that two years have passed since the murder of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer. His killing stays with us all to this day, especially those who loved him.”

“In the aftermath of his murder, a new generation of activists rose up to channel their anguish into organized action, launching a movement to raise awareness of systemic racism and the need for criminal justice and police reform,” he continued.

“Inspired by these young leaders, @MBK_Alliance launched a Reimagining Policing Pledge for mayors and cities ready to take action. If you’re wondering how you can help make things a little better today, here are some ways to get involved,” Obama added.

Some found the reference to George Floyd inappropriate and in bad taste. Here are some replies.