The Butler Made Obama Cry


Cute story today from an interview the President gave today to radio hosts Tom Joyner and Sybil Wilkes of the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Here's the quote:

Tom Joyner: "Ok, before were get out of here, did you see 'The Butler' and did you cry?

The President: "You know, I did see 'The Butler' and I did tear up. I teared up just thinking about not just the butlers who've worked here in the White House, but an entire generation of people who were talented and skilled, but because of Jim Crow, because of discrimination, there was only so far they could go. And yet, with tenacity and dignity, they got up and worked every single day and put up with a whole lot of mess because they hoped for something better for their kids.

Aww. The tearjerking ending is pretty powerful- people in my theater were sniffling too. President Obama went on to say that Oprah can really act, lol.