From political leaders and doctors to activists and celebrities, the social media platform erupted with kind, uplifting words for the 44th United States president on the day he turned 57 years old.
In the act to put the holiday into law, Illinois recognized that Obama "began his career serving the People of Illinois in both the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated his life to protecting the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities".
The former president served in the IL state Senate, before joining the U.S. Senate, and ultimately serving two terms as U.S. President. He served two terms as president, from January 20, 2009, until January 20, 2017.
The poll compared August 2, 2018 of President Trump to August 2, 2010 of former President Obama.
During his tenure, Obama championed marriage equality, regulated against LGBTQ-based employment discrimination, and created protections for gay and transgender students.
Barack Obama is feeling the love on his 57th birthday! As noted by the sfgate.com, during his time in office, he signed many landmark bills into law, including the Affordable Care Act. "Happy birthday to my brother, my friend, @BarackObama". "Last week's trip to Dog Tag Bakery was no different".