President Obama took to Twitter to weigh in on another political issue on Tuesday—something past presidents have historically avoided.
The President quoted a tweet by Jimmy Kimmel, which featured a monologue of the famous comedian telling the heartbreaking story of his son’s birth complications and heart surgery on The Jimmy Kimmel Show on Monday night.
At the end of his monologue, Kimmel endorsed the Affordable Care Act, commenting that a parent should never be confronted with the decision of whether or not they can afford to save their child’s life.
Obama weighed in, saying, “That’s exactly why we fought so hard for the ACA, and why we need to protect it for kids like Billy.”
Check it out:
Well said, Jimmy. That's exactly why we fought so hard for the ACA, and why we need to protect it for kids like Billy. And congratulations! https://t.co/77F8rZrD3P
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 2, 2017
This is not the first time the former president has weighed in on a heated political issue since leaving office in January.
Less than two weeks into Trump’s presidency, Obama issued a statement on his successor’s immigration policy, in which he encouraged Americans to “publicly protest President Trump’s move to ban citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.”