Former-President Obama continues to undermine President Trump in every possible way he can.
While America’s sitting President meets with world leaders on his first overseas trip since taking the Oath of Office, Obama has also been overseas on a “speaking tour” where he’s been discussing healthcare. He’s subtly bashing Trump and the American Health Care Act without actually saying it directly.
And while Obama reaches for straws – desperately trying to stay relevant on the world stage – new evidence involving an upcoming June 11th parade shows just how much of a failure his presidency was.
The annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade has fallen into turmoil as sponsors and fire and police representatives drop their sponsorship over the parade committee’s decision to use the event to honor Oscar López Rivera – a convicted terrorist whose sentence President Barack Obama commuted, and who was released this month.
The New York Yankees, Coca-Cola, JetBlue, and AT&T all pulled out of the June 11th parade this week in the wake of the parade committee’s decision to award López Rivera, an activist who enabled acts of terrorism in the name of Puerto Rican independence, the title of ‘national freedom hero.’
Goya pulled out of the parade last week, yanking $200,000 of patronage, according to local lawmakers.
In addition to sponsors, representatives of the city’s fire and police departments have also rescinded their support.
The New York Police Department confirmed to Breitbart News that Commissioner James P. O’Neill would not attend the event over the decision to honor López Rivera, while the NYPD and FDNY’s Hispanic societies have both withdrawn from the parade. The union representing New York’s firefighters also withdrew its support.
Ouch. These sponsors and key figures withdrawing support centers around controversial figure Lopez Rivera, who was a key member of the radical Marxist Armed Forces of National Liberation.
The FALN was a terrorist organization that bombed 100 targets in America during the 70s and 80s, which caused millions of dollars in damage and also killed five people.
Rivera is a terrible person, and yet, Obama is responsible for his release. That’s a gross overreach of power that Americans absolutely didn’t want.
López Rivera was convicted on charges of transporting guns and bombs and was released this month after serving 35 years. Obama commuted his sentence in January.
When he was released, López Rivera denied being a terrorist and thanked the governments of Venezuela and Cuba for their support, while reiterating the right for ‘colonized people’ to use force.
“Let me say this: We are a colonized people, and according to international law, that says all colonized people have a right to struggle for its independence using all methods within reach, including force,” López Rivera said, according to the New York Times. “That is a right.”
In a statement this month, the parade organizers stood by their decision to honor López Rivera, whom they conceded was ‘a controversial figure’ who does not represent all Puerto Ricans.
“Some people call him a terrorist while others think of him as a freedom fighter, as was the case with Nelson Mandela,” the statement said.
No, he’s not a “Freedom Fighter.” Call him what he really is and stop fooling around – Lopez is a terrorist, pure and simple.