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Michelle Obama Gets Emotional about George Floyd's Death in a Post

Tichafa Chidzonga
Jun 01, 2020
09:27 A.M.

Michelle Obama broke her silence on the death of George Floyd as she shared her pain about how heartbroken she has felt over the growing cases of police brutality.

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With the release of Michelle Obama's New York Times best-selling memoir, "Becoming," the former first lady gave the public a rare look at her vulnerable side.

Filled with tears from family and fans, Obama detailed her personal struggles and other inspiring stories about a journey to self-discovery.

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Recently, Obama expressed her emotional side again as she broke her silence on the death of George Floyd. In a heartfelt Tweet, she wrote:

"Like so many of you, I'm pained by these recent tragedies. And I'm exhausted by a heartbreak that never seems to stop."

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In her impassioned message, Obama listed other high profile cases of police brutality, including Eric Garner, Sandra Bland and Michael Brown.

She ended her list, saying, "it just goes on, and on, and on." Nikkolas Smith, the artist behind the portrait shared by Obama, expressed his appreciation for having her use his artwork in her message.

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While showing their support from across the globe, one person replied, "from Australia, we watch in despair. Our thoughts are with all Americans."

Many people thanked Obama for her heartfelt messages. Another commenter Tweeted, "yes, and we all have to learn accepting our differences and not judging others. It's in OUR hands to make the world a better place!"

Michelle Obama joins a book group as she speaks about her book "Becoming" at the Tacoma Public Library on March 24, 2019, in Tacoma, Washington | Source: Jim Bennett/Getty Images

Michelle Obama joins a book group as she speaks about her book "Becoming" at the Tacoma Public Library on March 24, 2019, in Tacoma, Washington | Source: Jim Bennett/Getty Images

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While sharing the same sentiments of heartbreak, her husband,

Barack Obama

, expressed in a statement his desire for a better future. The former president admitted that the history of police brutality in the country was not normal, and

argued:

"If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must be better.⁣"

The Obamas' moving messages come less than a day after Don Lemon from CNN named them among several celebrities, who have been noticeably silent on the protests sparked by people angered by Floyd's death.

Lemon named Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and Drake among the high profile figures he urged to use their voices to intervene and speak in the matter.

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