Two former presidents, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, honored legendary musician Chuck Berry, often called “the father of rock and roll,” who died on Saturday at the age of 90.
Chuck Berry rolled over everyone who came before him – and turned up everyone who came after. We’ll miss you, Chuck. Be good.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 19, 2017
President Barack Obama made reference to two of Chuck Berry’s greatest hits, “Roll Over Beethoven,” and “Johnny B. Goode.”
President Bill Clinton released the following statement:
Hillary and I loved Chuck Berry for as long as we can remember. The man was inseparable from his music—both were utterly original and distinctly American. He made our feet move and our hearts more joyful. And along the way he changed our country and the history of popular music. Chuck played at both my inaugurations and at the White House for my 25th Georgetown reunion, and he never slowed down, which is why his legend grew every time he stepped on stage. His life was a treasure and a triumph, and he’ll never be forgotten. Our hearts go out to his family and his countless friends and fans.
President Donald Trump had no comment. He was golfing near his Mar-a-Lago estate. Again. The tenth time in the first two months of his presidency.
Should Trump have taken a break from golf to acknowledge Berry’s passing?
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