Word had come through by 11:45 a.m. EST that the plane had been shot down.Daily Mail says that Obama "ignored a question" about the crash as he left for his fundraisers.
You can see from his behavior that Obama took the murders to heart:
At approximately 12:50 pm, the motorcade stopped at the Charcoal Pit, a popular, established restaurant just north of Wilmington, Del. Known for its burgers and sundaes. Obama shook hands and mingled with many of the diners, stopping at one point to pick up seven-month old Jaidyn Oates, and pose for a photo.
He invoked Vice Presiident Biden’s name a few names, noting to some diners, “Me and Joe, we share shakes all the time,” and to others, “Biden told me the burgers are pretty good.”
Just before hugging another young girl, whose mother lifted her across the booth to hug the president, Obama asked, “Do you give good hugs?”To cheers before his fundraising admirers, Obama at 2:10 declared that it "may have been a terrible tragedy" and that our "first priority" was to find out how many Americans were aboard.
At 1:01 pm Obama declared, “I’m starving!” He sat down to eat with Tanei Benjamin, who wrote the president a year ago. The president ordered a 4-ounce “Pit special,” which is burger with fries. He asked for it to be done medium well, and to have lettuce and tomato. He also asked for a water with lemon.
Daily Mail says that Obama "ignored a question" about the crash as he left for the fundraiser and that as people watched his statement they were shocked, as I was:
Traveling in Denver, this reporter heard gasps from guests watching a hotel lobby television as Obama spoke.
One remarked: 'A tragedy is when you lose control and fly into a mountainside. This is mass-murder. What a disappointment.'
Earlier in May, Obama, feeling the weight of the office, decided to surprise Washingtonians by walking around DC, droppin' his g's, and glad handing any baby that happened to be near by.His distance from reality is just bizarre,' said another.
This, more than any other video, symbolizes the Obama presidency.
Turns out Clint was right.
This is the empty chair presidency.