[Ed. – The original incident described here. Heck, even Al Sharpton thought it was in poor taste. The father of lies imagines himself to be sitting on a putrid throne now, laughing at America. It’s not real, but he can make you think it is. Don’t let Obama divide Americans — black, white, whatever — any further.]
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the president did not express any issues with Larry Wilmore’s routine, adding that “he appreciated the spirit and the sentiments that Wilmore expressed.”
The White House is defending late-night comedian Larry Wilmore’s use of the n-word during his routine at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner over the weekend, saying that President Barack Obama “appreciated the spirit and the sentiments that Mr. Wilmore expressed,” the Washington Post reports.
Wilmore caused a buzz over the weekend when he concluded his remarks with a reference to Obama’s historical importance as the nation’s first black president, and then added, “So, Mr. President, if I’m going to keep it 100: Yo, Barry, you did it, my [n–ga]. You did it.”
Obama hugged Wilmore after his remarks, but his use of the n-word drew harsh criticism on social media and beyond. The Los Angeles Times reports that the Rev. Al Sharpton told its reporters at MSNBC’s after-party that the reference was “at best, in poor taste.”