Obama Endorses Op-Ed ‘We are African Americans, We are Patriots, and we Refuse to Sit Idly by’

Former President Barack Obama supported an op-ed written by 148 African Americans that worked in his administration in which they protested against the recent comments of President Donald Trump in which he used tough words against colored congresswoman.

Obama shared a link of the op-ed on his Twitter account as he wrote:

“I’ve always been proud of what this team accomplished during my administration. But more than what we did, I’m proud of how they’re continuing to fight for an America that’s better.’’

The op-ed was published three days ago in The Washington Post and it was written under the headline, “We are African Americans, we are patriots, and we refuse to sit idly by,’’ by the African-Americans from the Obama administration as they vowed to “stand up against the racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia wielded by the president and any elected official complicit in the poisoning of our democracy. There is truly nothing more un-American than calling on fellow citizens to leave our country – by citing their immigrant roots, or ancestry, or their unwillingness to sit in quiet obedience while democracy is being undermined.’’

According to The Washington Post, after Trump tweeted that four minority lawmakers should go back to the places they were from and a crowd of his supporters chanted ‘’Send her back!’’ at the mention of Representative Ilhan Omar, R-Minn., a Somali refugee who became a U.S. citizen in 2000, at a campaign rally most Democrats became indignant.

The former first lady, Michelle Obama, also shared his comments for the situation along with her husband, as she wrote on Twitter:

“What truly makes our country great is its diversity. I’ve seen that beauty in so many ways over the ye ars. Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for us all. We must remember it’s not my America or your America. It’s our America.”

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