As we approach the end of the 2020 Presidential Race, the two candidates are traveling all over the country in attempts to scramble some last minute votes as the polls show a tight race. Because former Vice President and 2020 Presidential candidate Joe Biden is fighting to reclaim the White House for the Democrats, former President Barack Obama has been actively campaigning for his friend and former colleague. While President Obama and the former First Lady Michelle Obama are out on the campaign trail fighting for their fellow Democrats, their daughter Sasha Obama is far from the stress of the upcoming election as she is seen having fun with her friends. On Sunday morning, Sasha Obama’s friend – TikTok user @cakethatsmg – posted a TikTok of Obama lip syncing to the explicit City Girls song ‘Said Sum’ featuring DaBaby. MISS SASHA OBAMA A CITY GIRL pic.twitter.com/5NTUWWRFpP — Tri ⁷ (@THEEEhottie) October 25, 2020 After people realized it was Sasha Obama in the video, Obama was trending on Twitter. But the TikTok was soon taken down – some assuming her parents were the reason. Congratulations to everybody who posted those tiktok videos of Sasha Obama, now her friend just deleted all the videos of her in them. — Queenie_K (@Fk_queen95) October 25, 2020 The video may be deleted from the video-sharing app, but the City Girls will not allow the TikTok of President Obama’s daughter lip syncing to their song be erased, so they decided to share the video with their 2 million Instagram followers. Sasha Obama Receives Hate On Twitter, Obama received some hate as people do not believe the former first daughter of the United States should be mouthing curse words on social media. I just cringe at the cursing 🤬 Please don’t curse Ms. Sasha Obama. @BarackObama @MichelleObama — 💙Saucy_Sis💙 (@Saucy_Sis) October 25, 2020 @BarackObama @SashaObama44 Hey Sasha, U didn't learn anything about timing from dad? He's busting his ass trying 2 salvage this mess & U decide 2 do this now? Girl, check yourself — R. U. 4Real (@moishmanrant) October 25, 2020 Pretty screwed up how a lot of people view this as “normal.” It’s one thing to listen and bump this in your car, but if my daughter were ever to be lipsyncing these dirty lyrics and posting it… I would be fuming. Act like a lady and you will get treated like one. — David (@davidpere27) October 25, 2020 Twitter Users Defend Sasha Obama But many were quick to defend Obama as they believe that a 19 year old girl should be allowed to have fun with her friends – just like everyone else on TikTok. I’m glad I checked to see why Sasha Obama was trending because we’re so protective of her and Malia and I was like pic.twitter.com/nRZDPpqOA2 — win a case (@RHOSuplexCity) October 25, 2020 Let's be clear- Sasha Obama is 19 yrs old. Full Stop! Now, unless you have something good to say, keep her name out of your dandy mouth! — Katie K! 💙 (@JustInCaseKate) October 25, 2020 Sasha Obama a whole college student and her pops ain’t been in office in 4 years. She should be able to post on social media whatever she want to be honest. This don’t hurt nobody. https://t.co/zyMIF4CkIx — Tony Jones 💎 (@Realdealdude2) October 25, 2020 It’s cute seeing Sasha Obama having all her fun and being cute but y’all really blew up her lil fun place 😩😭 — $$444$$ (@honey2hazy) October 25, 2020 As justification for Sasha Obama’s innocence, some Twitter users are comparing the severity of the things they did as a teenager compared to Obama’s lip syncing to an explicit song. I've been rapping every single lyric to Snoop Dogg's Ain't No Fun since middle school…so I got no problem with Sasha Obama rapping City Girls. Let her be great! 👊🏾👊🏾 — BlackWomenViews Media (@blackwomenviews) October 25, 2020 i was in jail at 19. leave sasha obama alone, on the set. — see.francis (@seefrvncis) October 25, 2020 When i saw her trending i was scared as hell thinking she was doing drugs but she just having fun . pic.twitter.com/UqZ5XpjIml — CoreonJohnson (@thatboiCoreon) October 25, 2020 Although Obama did receive some hate, most are showing their love for the TikTok as they enjoyed seeing Sasha Obama all grown up and living a semi-normal life. Seeing that video of Sasha Obama on tiktok rappin City Girls just really warmed my heart pic.twitter.com/2WYn7EAXCC — Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) October 25, 2020 Me watching that Sasha Obama tiktok on repeat pic.twitter.com/Wvvcq9YeXU — Get her, Jade! (@keatingssixth) October 25, 2020 Seeing Sasha Obama recite City Girls lyrics brings so much joy to my heart pic.twitter.com/UYcLW8q6N5 — This is her 🇭🇹 (@BellissimaBree) October 25, 2020 nobody:me seeing sasha obama in anything: pic.twitter.com/Jfn5BlRJ1J — Mya ☽ (@MyaLevister) October 25, 2020 One Twitter user jokingly posted a GIF of Michelle Obama behind the camera bobbing her head to the City Girls song along with Sasha. Sasha Obama: *rappin city girls Michelle obama: *off camera pic.twitter.com/CxBxkIp3ep — Big Girl Slay 💋 (@Biggirlslay) October 25, 2020 Sasha Obama Has Made Other TikToks This TikTok may be a shock to many, but this is not Obama’s first TikTok as her friend has posted multiple videos with her high profile friend in the past – now deleted too– but people were initially skeptical if it was actually the former first daughter in the previous videos. I thought I was tripping when I saw Sasha Obama in these but it’s definitely her, idk why they deleted them they weren’t that bad pic.twitter.com/lNVtSjwUzX — Auri✨ (@auri1014) October 25, 2020 OUR COUSIN ATE THAT UP pic.twitter.com/DMO34webWZ — Tri ⁷ (@THEEEhottie) October 25, 2020 After seeing these TikToks, many are complimenting Obama’s style as it is a contrast from the conservative outfits they would see her wear at the White House. sasha obama has such good style omggg — gloria (@godlygloria) October 25, 2020 Her TikToks also sparked some to develop a crush on the former first daughter. i went from having a crush on barack obama when i was younger to having a crush on sasha obama now https://t.co/p4YUVglgO1 — rizzy👾 (@br4tshawty) October 25, 2020 Young TikTokers Who Have Also Used the City Girls Song While some may think it is inappropriate for 19 year old Sasha Obama to be lip syncing to this song, there are many prominent TikTokers who are younger than Obama who have lip synced to this song – and many other explicit songs – such as Mackenize Ziegler, Cynthia Parker, and Sissy Sheridan. @mackenzieziegler we some city girls 🙅🏻♀️🙅🏻♀️🙅🏻♀️ @tacodaaa ♬ Said Sum – Remix – Moneybagg Yo, City Girls, DaBaby @cynthiaparkerrrr hopped on the trend late ♬ Said Sum – Remix – Moneybagg Yo, City Girls, DaBaby @itssissysheridan see how easy it is to skip a word😙 ♬ Said Sum – Remix – Moneybagg Yo, City Girls, DaBaby What Are the Former First Daughters Up to Today? Even though Sasha and Malia Obama are prone to the spotlight due to their parents, it seems like the two former first daughters are trying to live a normal life after leaving the White House as they both are now in college. However, due to the pandemic both Obama daughters were forced to halt their college ventures as Michelle Obama shared on Conan O’Brien’s talk show that her daughters are yearning to return to campus and sick of Zoom University. Sasha Obama may be a famous figure in American culture, but does that mean she is prohibited from having fun with her friends just like every other American 19 year old girl?
CNN anchor Jake Tapper hammered the President for remarks he made about the black community, only to be rebutted by analyst Van Jones who said actually, Trump “doesn’t get enough credit” for the “good stuff he has done.” The exchange highlights a chasm between media reporting of Trump’s accomplishments for the black community and what people are actually feeling in those communities about his efforts. Tapper began by taking exception to comments made during the last presidential debate in which Trump said he’s “done more” for the Black community than any president with the “possible exception of Abraham Lincoln.” The President also declared himself as the “least racist” person in the room. “Eight in ten black Americans believe that Trump is a racist, according to a Washington Post/Ipsos poll earlier this year,” Tapper criticized, failing to acknowledge the media and his own network’s role in fomenting that myth. “Why does the president make comments like that instead of acknowledging that he has said things that seem insensitive but he wants to work on it?” he continued. Why? Because actions speak louder than words, Jake. You’re so hung up on ‘insensitive’ words taken out of context that you can’t see the accomplishments. ‘Nobody has done more for the black community than Donald Trump and if you look, with the exception – possible exception – of Abraham Lincoln, nobody has done what I’ve done.’ #Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/p3iu3iRIZa — ITV News (@itvnews) October 23, 2020 Support Conservative Voices! Sign up to receive the latest political news, insight, and commentary delivered directly to your inbox. RELATED: Trump Campaign Announces Record-Breaking $26 Million Fundraising Haul After Debate Performance Van Jones Defends Trump After Tapper’s Attack Tapper likely didn’t see Van Jones, a prominent black analyst for the same network, coming to the President’s defense. But that’s exactly what happened. “I think it’s really unfortunate because Donald Trump, and I get beat up by liberals every time I say it but I keep saying it, he has done good stuff for the Black community,” Jones fired back. “Opportunity Zone stuff, Black college stuff, I worked with him on criminal stuff, I saw Donald Trump have African American people, formally incarcerated, in the White House, embraced them, treated them well,” he continued. “There is a side to Donald Trump that I think he does not get enough credit for.” Van Jones: President @realDonaldTrump “has done good stuff on criminal justice, on opportunity zones, and on Black colleges”https://t.co/AGgMAzBP0n pic.twitter.com/N9VQgOZBY5 — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 23, 2020 RELATED: James Woods Is Fired Up After Biden Says America Is ‘An Idea’ We’ve ‘Never Lived Up To’ He’s Right, Tapper is Wrong President Trump listed his numerous accomplishment for the black community during the same debate, something Tapper ignored in trying to argue against the Lincoln comparison. “Criminal justice reform, prison reform, Opportunity Zones with Tim Scott, a great Senator from South Carolina,” Trump said. “He came in with this incredible idea for Opportunity Zones. It’s one of the most successful programs. People don’t talk about it,” lamented the President. Tapper dutifully proves him right. A real journalist would have pointed out both sides of the argument. Tapper is not a real journalist. President @realDonaldTrump in #Wisconsin lists his accomplishments for Black Americans: We got criminal justice reform done, opportunity zones done, and I funded HBCUs with more money than they were even looking for pic.twitter.com/6SsiEUtOBH — Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) October 18, 2020 It’s worth noting that Scott, whom Trump mentioned, has predicted the President “will see a 50 percent increase in his African-American support” on election day. .@SenatorTimScott to Neil: President Trump will see a 50% increase in his African American support, it will go from 8% in 2016 to a minimum of 12% in 2020 pic.twitter.com/a0eCJI70wo — Neil Cavuto (@TeamCavuto) February 20, 2020 CBS reporter Major Garrett declared just before the new year that even Barack Obama would be envious of President Trump’s record with minorities. “That is a legacy on the agenda side that almost any president after three years would want to claim, particularly President Obama,” Garrett said. CBS News’ Major Garrett: President @realDonaldTrump has a policy legacy of helping minority communities that “any president…would want to claim” pic.twitter.com/H4G3JQbJpM — Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 29, 2019 In the interim, President Trump’s approval rating among likely black voters has nearly doubled … in one week. Morning Reader Data Points: National Daily Black Likely Voter Job Approval For @POTUS – October 19-23, 2020 Mon 10/19 – 25%Tue 10/20 – 24%Wed 10/21 – 31%Thu 10/22 – 37%Fri 10/23 – 46% — Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) October 23, 2020 Charlamagne Tha God, a popular African-American radio host, recently had thoughts on why young black voters were opening up to President Trump. “I think it’s because Trump is talking to young black male voters, he’s directing ads toward them,” he told CNN’s Don Lemon. “They are a group that never get courted.” Charlamagne went on to suggest that the “old democratic regime” speaks to “older black men and they think everybody else is going to fall in line.” “They speak to older black men and think the rest of us all speak the same language.” Charlamagne Tha God tells Don Lemon “Trump is actually talking to young black male voters, he’s directing ads toward them. They are a group that never get courted.” pic.twitter.com/w1Xpi7Za8R — Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) October 21, 2020 It wasn’t all praise for President Trump from Van Jones, however, as he accused him of sending mixed messages to white nationalists. “The Black community can appreciate some of the stuff that he’s done, but when they see him playing footsie on Twitter with these white nationalists organizations, it just wipes it all out,” Jones claimed.
Everything is different in 2020, including the FAFSA, and college-bound students and their parents who delay in filling out the form this fall could lose out on thousands in financial aid. SEE MORE How to Fill Out a FAFSA for College Financial Aid What Is a FAFSA? Students (and their parents) submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid from federal and state governments, colleges and universities. Financial aid awarded includes grants, scholarships, student employment and student loans. The application period for the 2021-22 academic year opened on October 1, 2020 and will end June 30, 2022. Within three days to three weeks of filing the FAFSA, the student will receive a report with information about financial aid eligibility. Colleges typically will then send financial aid award letters with the offer of admission, or for returning students, in May or June. The Advantages of Submitting the FAFSA Early About 20 million students file the FAFSA each year and much of the aid awarded is distributed on a first-come first-serve basis. Some colleges also have early financial aid deadlines for the college’s own financial aid awards. Colleges get a fixed allocation of certain kinds of federal student aid, which means latecomers could lose out. Students who file the FAFSA during the first three months tend to get double the grants, on average, of students who file later. SEE MORE 7 Ways the Pandemic Will Change College Forever Why Submitting the FAFSA Early Really Matters This Year Many colleges and universities are hurting financially, which means there's less money to go around for scholarships and financial aid. And for the same reason, there may be delays in awarding it, too. Also, if you took a gap year, you will have to reapply for financial aid, and you may not get as much. After returning from a gap year, students receive about $2,500 less in financial aid, on average, says Mark Kantrowitz, publisher and vice president of research for Savingforcollege.com. Why You May Want to Appeal Your FAFSA Here’s another reason to file early: you may want to appeal, and that takes time. When you fill out the FAFSA, you use financial records from two years ago -- 2019 if you’re filing for 2021-22 -- but if you’ve had significant changes in your financial situation since then, you can and should appeal. Grounds for appeal include medical issues, job losses, job insecurity or wage cuts that had a financial impact on the family, Kantrowitz says. Attach copies of documentation to support your claims, such as medical bills, layoff notices and bank account statements, in a letter to the office of financial aid, along with a detailed explanation of your changed circumstances. What Can Happen If You Don’t Submit the FAFSA Early ‘Need-sensitive’ colleges consider a student’s financial situation when reviewing their application, while ‘need-blind’ institutions generally do not. Some students will delay applying for financial aid when applying for admission to a ‘need-sensitive’ college because they worry that applying for financial aid will affect their admissions chances. However, some colleges will deny institutional grants to these students in the following years, unless the student can show that their financial circumstances have changed. SEE MORE Managing Student Loans During COVID-19