President Obama Admits to Tearing Up at "The Butler"

Posted Wednesday August 28, 2013 12:28 AM GMT

He’s in his second term in the White House and knows a thing or two about the staff, so it is no surprise that President Barack Obama went to check out “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

In an interview on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” on Tuesday (August 27), the Commander-in-Chief admitted the film moved him to tears.

The President shared, “I did tear up. I teared up just thinking about not just the butlers who have worked here in the White House, but an entire generation of people who were talented and skilled, but because of Jim Crow, because of discrimination, there was only so far they could go.”

As for Mr. Obama’s take on the acting, he reported, “All of the acting was terrific, and I thought Forest Whitaker was wonderful,” he said. ”And Oprah, my girl, she can act.”

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