Despite another Malaysian Airlines tragedy and Israel incursion of Gaza, the president attended two fundraisers in New York City Thursday night. The Fundraiser-in-Chief has attended nearly 400 such events in the past five-and-a-half years in office. While speaking in Vice President Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware earlier in the day, the president acknowledged the airliner crash for all of 40-seconds – which he referred to as a “potential tragedy.”
Kate Obenshain was a guest on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor along with James Carville. Obenshain criticized Obama’s speech and his photo-op at a local burger restaurant, The Charcoal Pit.
“President Obama is glad-handing, ordering burgers medium-well while the world, frankly, is falling apart in other regions, and it’s a stunning thing. Either he’s tone deaf or as you said he just doesn’t care,” Obenshain said.
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O’Reilly commented that if he were president, he wouldn’t be at a fundraiser that night.
“If 23 Americans are dead, this becomes a huge story for the United States of America,” O’Reilly said of the crashed airliner.