SNL Honors Obama with Emotional Musical Tribute
Barack Obama was honoured on SNL during their broadcast yesterday.
The Hill reports:
“Saturday Night Live” honored former President Barack Obama’s legacy with a musical tribute during its first show after President Trump’s inauguration.
SNL cast members sang Sidney Poitier’s “To Sir, With Love” with a large portrait of Obama behind them.
The SNL cast members also presented a “World’s Greatest President” mug for Obama at the end of their performance.
The move to honor Obama with a song echoes the show’s decision to have a cast member portraying Hillary Clinton sing an emotional “Hallelujah” just after the Democratic nominee’s surprise defeat to Trump in the 2016 election in November.
Trump became the country’s 45th president on Friday. The Obamas flew to Palm Springs, Calif. immediately after the inauguration.
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