President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address on Tuesday night (January 12) and tons of celebs are tweeting praise for his speech.
One line that is resounding with a lot of people on social media is this one: “When politicians insult Muslims, when a mosque is vandalized, or a kid bullied, that doesn’t make us safer. That’s not telling it like it is. It’s just wrong. It diminishes us in the eyes of the world. It makes it harder to achieve our goals. And it betrays who we are as a country.”
President Barack Obama delivers his eighth and final State of the Union address on Tuesday (January 12) on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The 54-year-old President of the United States ended his speech by nearly delivering the famous Friday Night Lights line, “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose,” and of course Twitter went crazy.
In reality, this is what he said: “That’s the America I know. That’s the country we love. Clear-eyed. Big-hearted. Undaunted by challenge. Optimistic that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. That’s what makes me so hopeful about our future.”
Michelle Obama was at the address in a yellow Narcisco Rodriguez dress. See pics below!
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The 34-year-old comedian took to her Twitter to comment on the reports that she is dating furniture designer Ben Hanisch.
“Well the word is out. It’s official. Here’s my new boyfriend. #StopGunViolence,” Amytweeted along with President Obama‘s headshot.
Amy and Ben were both in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday afternoon (January 5) to watch Obama‘s emotional speech about gun violence. She has been a vocal advocate for the cause after the fatal shooting at a screening of her movie Trainwreck.
President Obama breaks down in tears while talking about the young Sandy Hook gun violence victims during his speech at the White House on Tuesday (January 5) in Washington, D.C.
The 54-year-old President unveiled new executive orders that day that require gun distributors to get a federal seller’s license and do background checks on all buyers.
“The constant excuses for inaction no longer do, no longer suffice,” the President said in his speech. “Instead of thinking of how to solve the problem, this has become one of our most polarized, partisan debates. We do need to feel a sense of urgency about it. In Dr. King’s words, we need to feel the fierce urgency of now.”
“The president can’t do it alone. The thing is, every gun-related death is preventable,” President Obama continued, before wiping tears from his face, “Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad.”
“Congress still needs to act,” the President added. “The folks in this room will not rest until Congress does. Because once Congress gets on board with common-sense gun safety measures, we can reduce gun violence a whole lot.”
In attendance to watch the speech was comedian Amy Schumer, who has advocated for gun control since a shooting happened over the summer at a screening of her movie Trainwreck.
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