He hasn’t cried that hard since Reggie told him he just wanted to be friends.

Via Politico:

The president also shared his toughest about “The Butler,” the new movie that offers a fictionalized account about an African-American man who spent decades working in the White House. “I teared up just thinking about not just the butlers who have worked here in 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,” he said. “And yet, with dignity and tenacity, they got up and worked every single day, and put up with a whole lot of mess because they hoped for something better for their kids.”