The Obamas had a longstanding and warm relationship with the African dictator Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso.
Compaoré has ruled the poverty stricken nation with an iron fist since 1987 but Obama feted him at the White House in August.
Riots broke out against the tyrant today and protestors stormed the parliament.
— This Is Africa (@ThisIsAfricaTIA) October 30, 2014
The New York Times reported on how Obama had given $5 billion to African dictators to build up their militaries.
“Repression by dictators like Idriss Déby in Chad or Blaise Compaoré in Burkina Faso has been tolerated because their governments have supplied combat troops for operations against jihadists in the Sahara,” The Times wrote in mid-August.
Notice how much Obama is smiling during a meeting with the tyrant.
The Washington Post did a very sympathetic interview with dictator Blaise Compaoré in August 2014.
Q: Some people have criticized President Obama for not doing one-on-one meetings with each African leader, though obviously there are nearly 50 of them here. Do you consider that an issue?
A: No, I had a meeting with Secretary of State [John F.] Kerry. It went very well.
— petra (@1954candanga) October 30, 2014