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Obama Had Bruno Mars at His July 4th Party in 2015, Trump Had a Guy Singing Bruno Mars in 2020

The star power at the parties thrown by President Obama and President Trump are much different!

Despite the pandemic, Trump still hosted a Fourth of July party at the White House on Saturday (July 4) in Washington, D.C.

Footage from the event aired on television and a clip of a man singing Bruno Mars‘ song “Uptown Funk” is going viral. Why? Because Bruno himself was the performer at Obama‘s Fourth of July party at the White House in 2015.

People on Twitter pointed out how the seats in the audience at Trump‘s party looked almost completely empty, though photos did show more people in attendance at other portions of the event.

Trump was pictured attending the event alongside his wife Melania. You can see photos in the gallery.

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Michelle Obama Shares a Heartfelt Tribute to Barack Obama on Father's Day

Michelle Obama is sending love Barack Obama‘s way!

The Former First Lady of the United States paid tribute to the former President of the United States with an Instagram post on Father’s Day Sunday (January 21).

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“Thank you for the way you love our girls—and all the young people in this country, no matter who they are or where they come from. We feel your warmth and generosity today and everyday. Happy Father’s Day, Barack! ❤️” Michelle captioned the post.

Earlier in the weekend, Michelle spoke about Juneteenth and what the holiday means to her.

“I think of my own family’s journey. Both of my grandfathers were the grandchildren of enslaved people,” she wrote in the personal post. See what she said…

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Barack & Michelle Obama Deliver a Heartwarming Speech to Graduates for YouTube's 'Dear Class of 2020' - Watch! (Video)

Former President Barack Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama are celebrating graduates.

The former First Family sat down and spoke to 2020 graduates during YouTube’s Dear Class of 2020 virtual commencement ceremony on Sunday (June 7).

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“While you might not get the experience of sweating under your cap and gown in the hot sun, or get embarrassed by your family yelling out your name when you walk across the stage, you still have all those people with you today – just like they’ve been with you this whole journey, rooting you on, pushing you to grow – and offering you a hand if you needed it,” Michelle said to the graduates.

“Think back to when you were starting your first year. You were probably just hoping that by graduation day, you would’ve found your people, learn some new skills, got yourself ready for your next step. Maybe college, maybe grad school, maybe your first job. You accomplished all that. And then, just as you were rounding the final turn, the world threw a pandemic your way,” Barack said.

“Yeah. So, these past few months, you’ve had to reach even higher. You weren’t just adjusting to a virtual classroom, you were helping your teachers adjust their audio so the rest of the class could hear. You weren’t just taking your finals online. You were making sure your siblings had enough time on the computer, too, to do their work. And you weren’t just hanging out with your friends in that group chat. You were supporting them through all this uncertainty and loss,” Michelle added.

“That’s a lot to ask of anybody, but in spite of it all, here you are,” Barack continued.

Check out the full live stream and see who else is speaking and performing.

YouTube's Graduation 2020 Event Postponed Due to George Floyd Memorial

YouTube‘s 2020 Graduation event is being rescheduled.

The streaming service’s Dear Class of 2020, a more than four-hour commencement ceremony featuring acts like Beyonce and BTS, is being pushed back to Sunday (June 7) at 12 p.m. PT.

The event, which was originally scheduled for Saturday (June 6), was moved in observance of the George Floyd memorial service that day.

Leaders like President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, as well as superstars like Katy Perry, Megan Thee Stallion and Kacey Musgraves, will all be participating in the massive ceremony.

The event will be live-streamed right here, and can be found on the YouTube Originals page and Learn@Home.

Click here to find out what else is planned…

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Former President Barack Obama Urges Protestors to Continue Fighting for Change - Watch

Barack Obama is addressing the ongoing protests in the fight against racial injustice.

The 58-year-old former president delivered a town hall message from his home in regards to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and the nationwide protests in response to systemic racism and police brutality.

“Let me start by just acknowledging that we have seen. In the last several weeks, the last few months, the kinds of epic changes and events in our country that are as profound as anything I’ve seen in my lifetime,” Obama said. “To the families affected by violence: Please know that Michelle and I, and the nation, grieve with you, hold you in our prayers. We’re committed to the fight of creating a more just nation in the memory of your sons and daughters.”

“For those who have been talking about protest, just remember that this country was founded on protest — it is called the American Revolution,” Obama said. “Every step of progress in this country, every expansion of freedom, every expression of our deepest ideals have been won through efforts that made the status quo uncomfortable…And we should all be thankful for folks who are willing, in a peaceful, disciplined way, to be out there making a difference.”

Obama ended his address on a positive note, saying, “I want to speak directly to the young men and women of color in this country who have witnessed too much violence and too much death. I want you to know that you matter. I want you to know that your lives matter. That your dreams matter.”

Obama isn’t the only former president to speak out against racial injustice. You can read what President George W. Bush said here and what President Jimmy Carter said here.

Barack Obama Weighs In on How To Bring About Real Change After George Floyd's Death

Former President Barack Obama is weighing in on the protests after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis.

In his essay, President Obama spoke about how we can bring about real change during this time of the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Let’s not excuse violence, or rationalize it, or participate in it. If we want our criminal justice system, and American society at large, to operate on a higher ethical code, then we have to model that code ourselves,” the former president wrote in an article on Medium.

He continued, “The bottom line is this: if we want to bring about real change, then the choice isn’t between protest and politics. We have to do both. We have to mobilize to raise awareness, and we have to organize and cast our ballots to make sure that we elect candidates who will act on reform.”

“It falls on all of us, regardless of our race or station — including the majority of men and women in law enforcement who take pride in doing their tough job the right way, every day — to work together to create a ‘new normal’ in which the legacy of bigotry and unequal treatment no longer infects our institutions or our hearts,” he added.

Find out what Barack Obama said after finding out about George Floyd‘s death.

Barack Obama Speaks Out on the Death of George Floyd

Former President Barack Obama has issued a statement regarding the death of which has sparked Black Lives Matter George Floyd, protests and rallies around the country.

The 58-year-old former President of the United States spoke out in a message on Friday (May 29).

“It’s natural to wish for life ‘to just get back to normal’ as a pandemic and economic crisis upend everything around us. But we have to remember that for millions of Americans, being treated differently on account of race is tragically, painfully, maddeningly ‘normal’ – whether it’s while dealing with the health care system, or interacting with the criminal justice system, or jogging down the street, or just watching birds in a park,” he said.

“This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America. It can’t be ‘normal.’ If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must be better,” he went on to say.

This CNN journalist was arrested on camera while covering the Minnesota protests.

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