Chance The Rapper Calls Obama “The Greatest President In The History Of The United States”

In Chance’s eyes, the outgoing prez bests Washington and Lincoln.

January 09, 2017

This was a formal handshake in transition. It ended very black 💪🏾

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Chance The Rapper posted a few thoughts on American presidents this afternoon on Twitter, after sharing a video in which he and other public figures describe a moment when the presidency of Barack Obama affected them deeply (for the Chicago rapper, it was when he pardoned huge numbers of non-violent prisoners).

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Chance ranks Obama as "the greatest president in the history of the United States" (an opinion also shared by scholar Ta-Nehisi Coates in his piece "My President Was Black.") For Chano, Obama whips "slave owners" like George Washington, and is "definitely better than Nixon/Reagan." As for Abraham Lincoln, Chance says he's "Please don't tell me 'Lincoln freed your ancestors' 😂😂😭😂😭 I'm too woke for all that." Perhaps he's been reading Howard Zinn? Check out Chance's tweets below.

Chance The Rapper Calls Obama “The Greatest President In The History Of The United States”