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President Reaches Out to Jackson Family

6/28/2009 9:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

president Obama Michael JacksonPresident Barack Obama has written a note to Michael Jackson's family, a top White House adviser said today.

David Axelrod says Obama expressed his condolences to the Jacksons. He said Obama saw the pop star as a spectacular performer whose life had sad and tragic aspects.

The Prez did not issue a statement following Jackson's death.


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vickiefastner    

What about Ed, Farrah?

1892 days ago
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Good Girl    

I knew he would...he such an awesom and compassionate president!!! My condolences to the Jackson Family as well!! Michael will be missed however thank GOD we still have his music!!!!!!

1892 days ago
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ann    

To the Jackson..what the hell is the Jackson? TMZ your writer's suck!

1892 days ago
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vicki    

FIrst!

1892 days ago
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Ann    

Jackson had so many problems in life, and was so out of tune and out of balance with living a normal life, he is probably better off now than before. Made into a child star, he had never been taught how to take care of his own life, he had never grown up with other children or had a normal family life. The whole family seem highly abusive and exploiting each other. Its a very sad life because Michael was so unusual, had such a unique talent and attribute to him which was frittered away. This man would not have known how to lead a normal life even if everyone he knew would chip in and try to help him to.

http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news/381738/Michael-Jackson-family-hunted-for-cash-hours-after-death-says-nanny-Grace-Rwaramba.html?postingId=382791

1892 days ago
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Advil    

Thanks TMZ! for doing a good job covering the passing of a legend. I know some people say enough already but I think he has earned this coverae!

1892 days ago
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dove    

How about a note to the white people that just died.

1892 days ago
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Ann    

Vulture journalism everywhere you look and this mans body is not even cold...
Do people have no sense of humanness nowadays? The media has become a gossip and slander demon instead of a source for information.

1892 days ago
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jrrusa    

Thank you for extending your sympathies BO. We know how busy you are. Could Manchelle say a word or two?

1892 days ago
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no name    

6. How about a note to the white people that just died.

Posted at 9:57AM on Jun 28th 2009 by dove

YEA EXACTLY!!!!!!!

1892 days ago
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Lisa-Centereach    

I'm curious if the President has ever written a note to the families of the children who are kidnapped and murdered. I think it is inappropriate for him to have done that, since it is MORE of a tragedy when a child is murdered.

1892 days ago
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jen    

Can we just move on already.

1892 days ago
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Jstbtrflyz    

Doesn't surprise me that the Nanny has tons of stories to tell, but I don't believe for one second that he didn't take care of his children nor do I believe they were neglected. She's got lots to say NOW for someone that was sacked a few months ago. Hmm..I wonder if she feels the need to come rescue the children so SHE can get her hands on some money.

People always talk sh*t...it's so disturbing, and just because someone is 'different', doesn't mean they are freeks either...

So, #7, thanks for that link, I didn't read the whole thing, got tired of her slandering him as well....

1892 days ago
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Zach Swan    

Nice picture of two white-looking black dudes.

1892 days ago
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Aine    

Obama is wonderful :)

1892 days ago
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