Compare Obama’s ‘icy’ West Point reception to Bush’s final visit

A few honest brokers in the media could not help but notice the cool response President Barack Obama received on Wednesday while addressing the 2014 West Point graduates.

CNN anchor Jim Clancy said the welcome was “pretty icy,” while The Daily Mail described the reception as “tepid applause and a short standing ovation from less than one-quarter of the audience upon his introduction.”

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Independent Journal Review took the time to compare Obama’s visit this week to President George W. Bush‘s final trip in December 2008.

First, Obama’s reception Wednesday:

Compare the reaction above to Bush’s reception — the outgoing president even commented on the warm welcome, as a modest leader might do, joking that the cadets were only happy to see him because classes were cancelled:

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