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The Butler Made Obama Cry a Little

“I did tear up,” he told radio hosts Tom Joyner and Sybil Wilkes today. “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.” And as for the performances: “My Oprah, my girl, she can act.” He also liked Cuba Gooding Jr.’s jokes. This has been a Presidential Movie Review.

Photo: ANNE MARIE FOX/Butler Films, LLC