Barack Obama lectured the people of Dallas today at the memorial service for the five slain police officers by a racist Black Power activist.
The deceased officers were veterans and fathers: From top left clockwise, Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Lorne Ahrens and Michael J. Smith.
Obama went off on a history lecture of racism in America. He included mentions of Alton Sterling (twice) and Philando Castile (twice). He even mentioned poor black children in hoodies – a reference to Trayvon Martin.
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At one point police officers refused to applaud his defense of Black Lives Matter.
This was an outrageous speech on a day that was not supposed to be about him.