Well, this is definitely upsetting. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, spent an evening being wined and dined in Argentina when many believed he should have rushed home to the U.S. to aid Belgium after it suffered multiple deadly terror attacks.
President Obama, 54, is under fire after having what appears to be a little too much fun during his 2-day visit to Argentina in South America. New photos show POTUS doing the tango with a sexy professional dancer on Wednesday night, March 23, as MSNBC’s Morning Joe panelists, including George W. Bush‘s former Communications Director Nicole Wallace, slammed him for being “out of step” with the American people.
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A dinner made for royalty, wine toasts, and tangoing across the dance floor were some of the last things that should have been on President of the United States, Barack Obama’s, mind on Wednesday night, March 23. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case, and instead of flying home to figure out how to deal with the horrific terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium, as well as upping security to avoid an attack on American soil, President Obama stayed put in South America.
Even though the President addressed the threat of ISIS earlier in the day during a press conference, he went about his schedule as planned. Unfortunately for him, many believe it was the wrong decision to make, especially former Communications Director Nicole Wallace.
“His policy choice was to proceed with everything on his schedule and not to react to the threat of terrorism, and that is his prerogative but it puts him vastly, let me just finish, vastly out of step with the entire American public, not just Republicans. You heard Democrats yesterday increasingly uncomfortable with the choices he makes at a moment of crisis,” Nicole explained on Morning Joe early the day after Obama’s tango made headlines.
But, that wasn’t all she had to say. Nicole continued, “There were mothers laying dead while their, you know, family members were at the crime scene yesterday and to look like the priority is to go on a foreign trip instead of pausing for a minute and explaining that to America is a communications crime.” Ouch.
Plus, Nicole wasn’t alone — many voters expressed their anger on Twitter:
I cannot believe that we elected a president who is completely ignoring the threats of terrorism
— Morgan Brown (@m_brown109) March 23, 2016
Today is a painful reminder that the President's strategy of ignoring a problem until it goes away DOES NOT WORK!
— Douglas Collins (@Douglas_Collins) March 22, 2016
WHY IS OBAMA IGNORING THIS LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE FUC N QUIT YOU CANT HANDLE THE JOB OF BEING PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER N CHIEF WUT DA FUC
— joe terry (@smokinjoe1958) March 23, 2016
Although the attack was in Brussels, Belgium, it was reported that at least four American citizens were unaccounted for after the attack on the city’s subway system and airport. Instead of rushing home to the White House to work on the problem with his team, POTUS stayed overseas and refused to allow the “fear” of ISIS deter his plans. Hmm. To each their own, we suppose.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do YOU think Barack should be rushing home to deal with Brussels, or is he fine being out of the spotlight? Comment below with your thoughts.