Foregoing a scheduled appearance at the Kennedy Center Honors, President Barack Obama will deliver a rare Sunday night address to the nation in the aftermath of the San Bernardino, California, shootings that claimed 14 lives.
The speech will be at 8 p.m. ET, and the focus will be the threat of terrorism and keeping the American people safe — but expect gun control to take center stage.
Tomorrow at 8pm ET, President Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office about the steps our government is…
Posted by The White House on Saturday, December 5, 2015
“President Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office about the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: keeping the American people safe,” the White House said in a statement Saturday.
“The President will provide an update on the ongoing investigation into the tragic attack in San Bernardino,” the statement said. “The President will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it.”
Obama’s first reaction to the attack in San Bernardino — an attack the FBI has now declared an act of terror — was to push for more stringent gun control laws.
Allowing no crisis to go to waste, the president will likely call on Congress to close a loophole that he claims allows possible terrorists on the country’s No-Fly list to purchase a gun.
Oh, and there’s sure to be a lecture on avoiding “anti Muslim” speech.
Based on the reaction on social media, few may be tuning it Sunday night… seems this president has long ago lost the ear of rational Americans. Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@thehill He still won’t say the words! It will be 5% terrorism, 50% gun control and 45% Pro-Muslim.
— Meow (@GOPCatLady) December 6, 2015
@thehill I guess Valerie Jarrett told him it was OK finally.
— Keith Drake (@Oilfielder) December 6, 2015
@thehill let’s hope we are shocked by ProUSA speech
— DG (@DntTrdOnMe8) December 6, 2015
@thehill Guess he couldn’t get a tee time anywhere.
— Rogue Variable (@roguevariable) December 6, 2015
@thehill He’ll talk about an unknown threat, with unclear motives…..
— boringfileclerk (@boringfileclerk) December 6, 2015
— patriot underground (@patriotunder911) December 6, 2015
The biggest threat to america is Obama. @thehill
— RebelTangoFoxtrot (@TFinn82) December 6, 2015
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