President Obama’s post-terrorist attack behavior has never been too upstanding—but he seems intent on one-upping himself.
After a day in which a Russian ambassador was brazenly assassinated, and a Muslim terrorist drove a truck through a Berlin Christmas market, killing at least 13, the U.S. commander in chief’s response was—well, you wouldn’t ever think of doing this.
Justin Baragona at the left-leaning website Mediaite.com writes:
Well, this is what one would call bad political optics.
With the dual breaking news events surrounding potential terrorism and a foreign diplomat being shot to death, White House pool reports showed that President Barack Obama headed to a country club in Hawaii near his rental house, where he is vacationing. (…)
Needless to say, there will be a lot of negative attention given to Obama playing golf in the immediate aftermath of these horrific, and potentially history-altering, events.
Although we should all hope and pray that no such attacks occur ever again, it’s worth pointing out that it is impossible to imagine Donald Trump behaving in a similar fashion once he takes over the Oval Office.