Have you noticed a difference when Barack Obama addresses the nation after a mass public shooting vs. a terrorist incident?The man pulled a John Boehner and shed a few tears back in January during a speech on gun control – but the man couldn’t look any more bored when speaking following a terrorist incident. Germany suffered what’s likely a terrorist attack today (though the motivation is still unknown), and how did Obama react when addressing the nation? Cracking jokes, for some reason.
The Gateway Pundit reports: President Barack Obama cracked a joke while speaking about the terror attack on Munich that killed a reported six people–and his audience laughed out loud.Obama started out expressing sympathy and support for Germany than turned his remarks to his favorite subject: Barack Obama.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 22, 2016
…”It’s a good reminder of something that I’ve said over the past couple weeks. Which is our way of life, our freedoms, our ability to go about our business every day, raising our kids and seeing ’em grow up, graduate from high school and now about to leave their dad. I’m sorry, I’m getting a little too personal–I got a little too personal there. Um, uh that depends on law enforcement. It depends on the men and women in uniform every single day who are under some of the most adverse circumstances imaginable at times making sure to keep us safe.”
Obama laughingly smiled as he cracked his joke while talking about the attack in Germany and the audience laughed out loud.
Most people weren’t happy, as the most liked and re-tweeted responses on Twitter were overwhelmingly negative.
— Debra Pasquella (@DebraPasquella) July 22, 2016
— Jenism (@Jenism101) July 22, 2016
— Matthew Dougherty ツ (@Matt_Door_T) July 22, 2016
Obama’s response to the threat of terrorism may be a joke – but terrorism itself is most certainly not.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]