Aides say Obama’s stomach-churning fist bump didn’t reflect his grief over beheading

This could truly be the lowest, most disgraceful thing Obama has done as president.

In a Daily Mail story published Thursday, Americans everywhere expressed disgust and outrage with Obama’s callous behavior following a statement about the gruesome beheading of American journalist James Foley.

From The Daily Mail:

The New York Times had digital egg on its face for hours while Obama golfed, publishing a story about his early afternoon speech headlined: ‘Obama Outraged Over Beheading, Vows to Stay on Course.’

The grey lady eventually changed her headline.

In stark contrast to the somber mood of his speech, the president then returned to his vacation and the golf course where he was pictured laughing and smiling with friends just eight minutes later, according to Fox.

The editorial board of Investor’s Business Daily, a California-based business and international economics broadsheet, opined late Wednesday night that the president has lost his way amid a series of social klatches.

‘Murdered ambassador. Beheaded American. Just what exactly would it take to keep Obama from a fundraiser or off the golf course?’ the editorial board’s official Twitter account blasted.

Twitter exploded throughout the day with criticism that went beyond partisan politics, as aides tried to convince the world that the picture should not actually be judged as the disgrace that it is. I’m surprised they didn’t use the line “we all grieve differently.”

Michele Kirk


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