Obama: I Cried at ‘The Butler’

    This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Lenny Kravitz as James Holloway in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox)

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    President Obama says he “did tear up” while watching The Butler, the film based on the true story of an African-American White House butler. “I teared up just thinking about not just butlers who have worked here at 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,” the president told radio hosts Tom Joyner and Sybil Wilkes on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. His favorite parts, though, were “Cuba Gooding Jr.’s jokes.” The president also complimented “my girl Oprah” for her acting.

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