‘Your lives matter’: Obama offers words of hope in contrast to Trump’s division

Former president’s optimistic remarks come as Trump threatens to crack down on George Floyd protests

Barack Obama has told young people of colour “your lives matter” in public remarks that supporters welcomed as an antidote to Donald Trump’s racially-charged and divisive threats to crack down on civil dissent.

America’s first black president on Tuesday expressed faith in young people in the US and said he remains “optimistic” about the future despite the police killing of George Floyd and mounting crises that Trump’s critics say leave the country crying out for leadership.

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Former president’s optimistic remarks come as Trump threatens to crack down on George Floyd protestsGeorge Floyd killing – latest US updatesSee all our George Floyd coverageBarack Obama has told young people of colour “your lives matter” in public remarks that supporters welcomed as an antidote to Donald Trump’s racially-charged and divisive threats to crack down on civil dissent.America’s first black president on Tuesday expressed faith in young people in the US and said he remains “optimistic” about the future despite the police killing of George Floyd and mounting crises that Trump’s critics say leave the country crying out for leadership. Continue reading…

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