by Tom Tillison | March 3, 2014 3:20 am
President: Obama‘s national security team met Saturday on the escalating crisis in: Ukraine, minus one key player – the president.
Time Magazine political reporter: Zeke Miller: posted a tweet suggesting that Obama skipped the meeting and opted instead to be “briefed” by: his: national security adviser,: Susan Rice,: according to The Weekly Standard.
The tweet followed an email from a: White House: official who said the team met to discuss the situation in Ukraine. Miller tweeted:
Obama did not attend the meeting, but WH official says he has been briefed by Susan Rice and his national security team.
– Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) March 1, 2014
It’s bad enough that Obama was: calling for happy hour: as Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine on Friday, but to skip a national: security meeting: in the face of the “uncontested arrival,” as U.S. officials are calling the action, is pretty bold.
A Republican president would be crucified by the media for such behavior, but a different standard seems to apply to Obama, who skipped his daily intelligence briefing the morning after the terrorist attack in Benghazi to go to aLas Vegas: fundraiser.
To be fair, the president did have “a testy exchange” Saturday in a 90-minute phone call with Russian President: Vladimir Putin, according to the Washington Post.
As expected, Twitter users did not hold back in their reaction to Miller’s tweet, saying:
[email protected] did susan rice blame video? Or the talking points
— Dave Carney (@granitewinger) March 1, 2014
@ZekeJMiller Where was he briefed, on the 10th tee?
— JWF (@JammieWF) March 1, 2014
@ZekeJMiller Obama didn't attend the meeting on Ukraine situation! Beyond irresponsible! Was he on the golf course, at happy hour, Vegas?
— anne cink (@annecink) March 2, 2014
I feel safer already knowing Susan Rice is defending America! @ZekeJMiller
— Janie Johnson (@jjauthor) March 2, 2014
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