Twitter Explodes with Joy After Seeing Michelle and Barack Obama at Portrait Unveiling

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Twitter Explodes After Seeing Michelle and Barack Obama at Portrait Unveiling

Twitter explodes with joy after seeing Michelle and Barack Obama at their portrait unveiling at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

During her speech, Mrs. Obama said:  “I’m also thinking about all of the young people, particularly girls and girls of color, who will in years ahead come to this place … and they will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the wall of this great American institution.”

President Obama thanked Amy Sherald, who painted Mrs. Obama’s portrait. He said, “Amy, I want to thank you for so spectacularly capturing the grace and beauty and the intelligence and charm and hotness of the woman that I love.”

 

Some people panned the portraits but I love them both. Kehinde Wiley, who painted President Obama’s portrait said the flowers symbolized different places.

The chrysanthemum, which is the official flower of Chicago, symbolizes where Obama began his political career. The jasmine represents Hawaii, where he was born, and the African blue lillies symbolize Kenya, where his father was born.

The Obamas represented a time when America wasn’t embarrassed by constant barrage of incompetence, lies, ignorance, misogynists, racists, , sexual abusers, spousal abusers & corruption. We miss Barack and Michelle .

 

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