A new picture has been released that shows the awful moment where President Barack Obama first heard about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. So sad.
Three weeks after the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, a new photo has been revealed that shows President Barack Obama standing in the oval office as he learns the news that 26 innocent victims had been killed in the awful shooting. The photo was released on Jan. 3 by the White House, and it shows President Obama standing with his head bowed on what he calls the “worse day of my presidency.”
President Obama Learns The News
On Dec. 14, crazed gunman Adam Lanza entered the school in Newtown, Conn. and killed 20 children and 6 adults. The world was rocked by the tragedy, and President Obama was a pillar of strength for the affected community. Now his reaction to the news is revealed, as the new picture shows him leaning against a sofa looking solemn, with his head bowed and his eyes closed while he is told the news by John Brennan, his Deputy National Security Advisor.
It is a sad and poignant picture, and President Obama said that he reacted “not as a president but as anybody else would, as a parent,” and he welled up when speaking about the event on Dec. 14.
Obama Speaks About The Tragedy
President Obama spoke about his “overwhelming grief” when he heard the news:
“We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years and each time I hear the news, I react not as a president but as anybody else would, as a parent. That was especially true today.”
“I know there is not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief that I do. The majority of those who died today were children. Beautiful little kids between the ages of five and 10 years old.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think this picture is sad?
— Eleanore Hutch
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