Barack Boosts ‘Bisexual Bearded Baking Brain Scientist’

Like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama just won’t go away.

And like the 2016 loser, Obama never misses an opportunity to exploit identity politics.

June is Pride Month for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, which included Pride Day and several other LGBT events.

 

Jiwandeep Kohli, who identifies himself on Twitter as “#Neuroscientist | Clinical #Psychologist in Training | Amateur Pastry #Chef | Sometimes #Photographer | #SciComm Enthusiast | #BiInSci,”
wrote a post on Twitter on June 1.

“I’m proud to be a bisexual bearded baking brain scientist. I feel fortunate to be able to express all these aspects of my identity, and will continue to work toward ensuring the same freedom for others. #PrideMonth #PrideTurban #LoveIsLove,” he wrote.

Then Obama retweeted the post with his own remarks.

“You’ve got a lot to be proud of, Jiwandeep. Thanks for everything you do to make this country a little more equal. Turban looks great, by the way. Happy Pride Month, everybody!” he wrote.


Jiwandeep has about 7,400 followers on Twitter, Obama more than 100 million. So, a retweet from the former president brought a lot of reaction — and a lot more identity politics.

Of course, the call for unity and respect for all is laudable. But then again, Obama spent eight years dividing Americans into black and white, gay and straight, rich and poor, religious and non-religious, so that call is once again just for the headlines it’ll no doubt generate.

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