President Obama Applauds Former Rival, Mitt Romney, for Stance on Confederate Flag


President Obama is praising his old election foe Mitt Romney after the 2012 Republican nominee tweeted out a request to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina State House.

“Good point, Mitt,” Obama tweeted in response to the Romney statement that followed the racist massacre at an African-American church in Charleston, S.C.

“Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol,” Romney had tweeted earlier. “To many, it is a symbol of racial hatred. Remove it now to honor #Charleston victims.”

On his Twitter feed, Obama also called for new anti-gun legislation in light of this latest attack.

“Here are the stats: Per population, we kill each other with guns at a rate 297x more than Japan, 49x more than France, 33x more than Israel,” Obama said in one message.

Another Twitter post from the president: “Expressions of sympathy aren’t enough. It’s time we do something about this.”

SOURCE: David Jackson
USA Today

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