It is still unknown why President Obama himself or a senior-level representative didn’t go to Paris for the freedom march, but what he had planned for the day after is awfully telling of his administration.
Monday after the march, Obama welcomed the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs to the White House.
This isn’t the first congratulatory meeting the president has had since he was elected in 2008, but while more than 40 world leaders and over one million people gathered to stand up against Islamic terrorism, Obama was planning on hosting a basketball team.
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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said at Monday’s press conference that they made a mistake in not sending someone with more authority to Paris, and added it was the short time frame and security issues that prohibited Obama from going.
The news of the Spurs meeting in the White House is making the rounds on Twitter:
Especially irksome is only thing on Obama’s schedule tomorrow is hanging out with the Spurs. Could have put off NBA fluff; gone to Paris. — Bridget Johnson (@Bridget_PJM) January 11, 2015
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Who cares if obama wasn’t in Paris! Meeting the Spurs was more important! Priorities people! — Erik (@ecly7) January 13, 2015
One received a White House Delegation. One did not. pic.twitter.com/b5Ya10HMpj
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 12, 2015
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