Barack Hussein Obama prides himself on being one of the most beloved figures in the Black Lives Matter movement. That’s why it came as a shock to him when the daughter of Eric Garner, who was choked to death by the NYPD in 2014, turned on him during a Town Hall on Thursday night.
“I was railroaded!” Erica Garner shouted after the Town Hall ended, according to IJ Review. “I was railroaded by ABC on the two-year anniversary of my father’s death!”
“I was railroaded! That’s what I have to do? A black person has to yell to be heard?” Garner continued.
The young woman then exploded on Twitter after leaving the event.
Garner went on to call Obama’s event a “farce” and a “sham,” saying that it was nothing more than “exploitation.”
“It was nothing short of full exploitation of Black pain and grief,” she cried. “They shut out all real and hard questions.”
And she didn’t stop there.
“I need all of you to know that this #ABC town hall that will air at 8pm is a sham. They shut out ALL real and hard questions,” Garner wrote. “They lied to me and my family to get us to travel to DC to participate. Taking time away from things I had planned to remember my father.”
Garner was livid when she realized she wouldn’t even be able to speak to Obama.
“I want to talk to the President,” Garner insisted at event. “You all jerked me around.”
Obama tried to do damage control after learning of Garner’s meltdown.
“After the ABC-hosted townhall that was taped this afternoon, the President had a brief opportunity to visit with Erica Garner who was upset that she didn’t get called on to ask a question,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement.
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