The press is asking whyObama departed the WH without the press, supposed to be attending a daughter’s soccer game, where no one in the press saw him, leaving before the press caught up to the location, then ‘retuning to the WH’ where no member of the press could say happened either. Not only did that move break a long standing protocol it removed the President from history’s view.
What was so important that Obama had to leave about two hours earlier than the press was told to be ready to accompany him?
What was so important that not only would whatever he attended be ‘off the record’ (or was it?) but it would not hold him accountable in history for whatever it was he managed to do in the time it took for him to slip out the back door like Dave the fake president, and provide an elaborate trail of what to say for any pesky press members who might come a callin’?!?
About two hours before reporters were supposed to be in position to leave with the president, Obama left the grounds of the White House. Members of the press were told he was attending one of his daughter’s soccer games in northwest Washington, D.C.
The White House press corps traditionally travels with the president anywhere he goes, inside and outside the country, to report on the president’s activities for the benefit of informing the public and for historical record.
After Obama left, a press aide hastily gathered members of the media who happened to be at the White House early or working on other matters. They rushed to a van and left the White House to catch up with the president.
Too late. By the time, the press van appeared to arrive at the president’s location, the press was told he was already departing. Time to go back to the White House.
Reporters and photographers didn’t have a chance to see him or his vehicle to verify his presence at any location.
So… OK I get the message. Don’t ask if this was anything untoward!
Asked what happened, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said: “The president decided this morning to attend his daughter’s soccer game. The pool was assembled as soon as possible to be there as well.”
Wonder if anyone at the soccer game saw him either? Oh wait.. nevermind that question. No ‘press’ member would ever ‘investigate’ why the President of the United States, escaped public scrutiny
for what does not appear to have been a very long time.
Oh, stop brain stop. The possibilities are endless.