On Wednesday evening, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama danced the tango at a state dinner in Argentina. By the next morning, a bipartisan chorus of disapproval of the optics was bursting out on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Due to a scheduling mix up, Donald Trump was not on Morning Joe.
Obama attended the first few innings of a baseball game between the Cuban national team and the Tampa Bay Rays in Havana on Tuesday, sporting sunglasses and participating in an on-air interview with ESPN on the same day that more than 30 people were killed and hundreds injured in Brussels, Belgium. Co-host Mika Brzezinski pronounced the look “really strange to me” despite Obama’s stated goal of showing that terrorists couldn’t disrupt his schedule.
“One of my proudest moments as president was watching Boston” in 2013, Obama told reporters Wednesday in defending the optics of his attendance at the baseball game. “A few days later, folks were out shopping. A few days later, people were in that baseball stadium and singing the national anthem and Big Papi was saying what he felt about Boston, Boston strong, and how a terrorist attack was not going to change the basic spirit of that city.”
I don’t even know what that means. The resilience of the people in Boston, who are not president of the United States, inspired him to do nothing after Brussels?
This guy doesn’t care. He isn’t even bothering to phone it in anymore. He is simply mooching the high life at taxpayer expense and trolling his critics for sh**s and grins.