Watching Inauguration on CNN, and the announcer just said Obama was US's second African American president.Whaaa?
— song4mozart (@song4mozart) January 21, 2013
Uhhh the CNN reporter said Obama is the second African American president….who was the first ?!?!?
— Karlea B Edwards (@KarleaLynne) January 21, 2013
Which CNN reporter was it? John King, bless his precious heart.
Cnn's John king just called Obama the “second African American president” … Since Clinton was the first, obviously #Inaug2013
— nekesa mumbi moody (@nekesamumbi) January 21, 2013
And John King just called Obama our 2nd African American president…
— Karl (@karlhorberg) January 21, 2013
Twitter users helpfully try to come up with an explanation.
CNN just said “he is our second african american president.” I guess they are counting 2008 and 2012 Obama as 2 entirely different people.
— A (@jam2885) January 21, 2013
“He is our second African-american President.” – CNN. We all know Bill is black at heart but c'mon. #inauguration
— Jonathan M. Giglio (@JonnyMGiglio) January 21, 2013
John King just called Obama our second African American president. Finally Clinton gets his proper recognition.
— John Kohler (@johndkohler) January 21, 2013
Protip for you, John King:
CNN said this is out second African American president… Stick to the script folks.
— kimberly geddie (@kimberlymdg) January 21, 2013