Skip to comments.Jake Tapper: Obama learned extent of Egypt violence Thursday morning
Posted on 08/15/2013 11:59:44 AM PDT by don-o
CNN host Jake Tapper said President Obama's decision to speak about the violence in Egypt on Thursday came after a phone call that morning where he was informed about the severity of the situation.
Tapper said the news came from a senior White House official, who said Obama was briefed on the situation by National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Wednesday. Apparently, the woman who had blamed the September 11, 2012, attack on Benghazi on a Youtube video did not fully inform the president during his vacation about the violence taking place in Egypt.
"But this morning, the president had a phone call, a principals meeting with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of State John Kerry, and the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper," Tapper wrote. "It was during that briefing that the president heard about the severity of the violence in Egypt. That conversation motivated him to come out Thursday, and call for calm."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
He enjoys the many perks of office until his bosses prepare a statement for him to read.
Then after he reads it — he goes back to the golf course.
Playing spades with Reggie I guess. Remember the 3AM call item from the campaign? They forgot to note which date the call came.
Just now learning? What is his national security daily briefings consist of? I’ve been hearing about the violence at just about every top of the hour on the radio. I guess Obama is really into playing ‘spades’ as Reggie Love alluded.
I learned about it Wednesday.
It's a good thing somebody called and told him about it. Who knows how long it would have been before he read about it in the newspaper?
Yeah sure Jake.
Forget it Jake; it’s Chinatown.
Not spades, must be on golf course where cell phones are restricted.
None of the excuses and explanations that are coming out make things appear better for Obama, or make any difference in terms of who effed it up big time.
Ambassadors don’t just get executed every day. They are the voice of the president to that country. They are high up muckety mucks and heads of state level type people. When they call they talk to the President so that they know exactly how to speak for him.
to have one murdered this way, to have no response and blame a film maker, to have hundreds of weapons stolen from us there by muslim terrorists...
well let’s just say we’d have a new president by now, if they were Republican. This is an incredily major, major deal. the non-response weakness would be a huge major deal as well.
He heard about it on TV like everyone else! lol
He CAN'T watch the whole thing I guess, because he has the attention span of a banana!
Apparently didn't notice John Kerry all over the news yesterday...
"Kerry says violence in Egypt is deplorable and a 'serious blow' to reconciliation efforts"
What's zero going for here - to look like an oblivious fool? If so, it sure is working...
Was the NSA listening in and recording that phone call?
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