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President Obama on Charleston Church Shooting: 'I’ve Had To Make Statements Like This Too Many Times'

President Barack Obama addressed the nation about the fatal shootings of nine people at Emaunel AME Church on Thursday (June 18) from the press room of The White House in Washington D.C.

The 53-year-old Commander in Chief spoke about the horrific shooting and subsequent hate crime investigation.

“This morning I spoke with, and Vice President Biden spoke with, Mayor Joe Riley and other leaders of Charleston to express our deep sorrow over the senseless murders that took place last night,” he said. “Michelle and I know several members of the AME church, we knew their pastor, Clementa Pinckney…To say our thoughts and prayers are with them and their community doesn’t say enough to convey the heartache and the sadness and the anger that we feel.”

He continued, “I don’t need to be constrained about the emotions that tragedies like these raise. I’ve had to make statements like this too many times. Communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this too many times. We don’t have all the facts but we know innocent people were killed because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun.”

Also pictured below: President Obama‘s wife Michelle arrives at the United States Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo that same day in Milan, Italy.


President Obama Addresses the Nation About Charleston Shooting

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Michelle Obama Arrives in Milan With Daughters Sasha & Malia

Michelle Obama deplanes with her daughters Malia, 16, and Sasha, 14, while arriving at Malpensa Airport on Wednesday (June 17) in Milan, Italy.

The 51-year-old First Lady then headed to host a cooking demonstration for local students at the James Beard American Restaurant for her Let’s Move initiative to combat childhood obesity.

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The day before, Michelle met up with Prince Harry at Kensington Palace to chat about her Let Girls Learn initiative and about ways to help military families in London, England.

FYI: Michelle is wearing an alice + olivia top.

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President Obama Comments on Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair Cover

President Barack Obama took to Twitter to comment on Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) after her Vanity Fair cover hit the web.

“It takes courage to share your story,” the 53-year-old President tweeted about the 65-year-old former Olympian.

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In case you didn’t know, Caitlyn beat out President Obama for the fastest growing Twitter account, reaching 1 million followers in just five hours after creating her account!

President Obama Releases Statement on Beau Biden's Death

President Barack Obama has released a statement on behalf of himself and First Lady Michelle Obama to mourn the sad death of Beau Biden.

The 46-year-old son of Vice President Joe Biden lost his battle to brain cancer on Saturday (May 30).

Michelle and I are grieving tonight. Beau Biden was a friend of ours. His beloved family – Hallie, Natalie, and Hunter - are friends of ours. And Joe and Jill Biden are as good as friends get,” the statement reads. “Beau took after Joe. He studied the law, like his dad, even choosing the same law school. He chased a life of public service, like his dad, serving in Iraq and as Delaware’s Attorney General. Like his dad, Beau was a good, big-hearted devoutly Catholic and faithful man, who made a difference in the lives of all he touched – and he lives on in their hearts.”

“But for all that Beau Biden achieved in his life, nothing made him prouder; nothing made him happier; nothing claimed a fuller focus of his love and devotion than his family,” Obama continued.

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Barack Obama & Past Presidents Make Funny Cameos on Last 'Late Show With David Letterman' (Video)

David Letterman stands alongside President Obama during a funny taped intro for the final taping The Late Show With David Letterman on Wednesday evening (May 20) in New York City.

The 68-year-old late-night host and comedian was also joined in the video by former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and even vintage footage of Gerald Ford.

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“Our long national nightmare is over: Letterman is retiring,” they said. Watch the funny segment below!

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President Obama Officially Joins Twitter - See His First Tweet!

President Barack Obama has finally joined Twitter and sent out the first tweet from his own personal account!

“Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account,” the 53-year-old President of the United States wrote.

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Here is Obama‘s Twitter bio: “Dad, husband, and 44th President of the United States. Tweets may be archived.”

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President Obama & Celebs React to B.B. King's Death

B.B. King‘s death has saddened people around the world and now celebrities are paying their condolences via social media.

President Barack Obama has even released a statement to honor the legendary blues musician, who died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday (May 14) at age 89.

“The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend. B.B. King was born a sharecropper’s son in Mississippi, came of age in Memphis, Tennessee, and became the ambassador who brought his all-American music to his country and the world. No one worked harder than B.B. No one inspired more up-and-coming artists. No one did more to spread the gospel of the blues,” Obama said.

“Three years ago, Michelle and I hosted a blues concert at the White House. I hadn’t expected that I’d be talked into singing a few lines of ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ with B.B. by the end of the night, but that was the kind of effect his music had, and still does,” Barack added. “He gets stuck in your head, he gets you moving, he gets you doing the things you probably shouldn’t do—but will be always be glad you did. B.B. may be gone, but that thrill will be with us forever. And there’s going to be one killer blues session in heaven tonight.”

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