President Obama held a press conference Wednesday afternoon designed to discuss new gun control policy in the wake of the tragedy in Sandy Hook, Connecticut last week. After announcing a task force headed by Vice President Joe Biden and calling on the American people to help this move, the conference quickly devolved into reporter questions on the fiscal cliff. Many on Twitter immediately exploded with negative reactions.
He continued with tweets slamming the press corps, saying, “Fact that America’s top political reporters think taxes are more important than guns says it all. Sadly.”
Mediaite’s own Tommy Christopher called the questions “ridiculous,” saying, “POTUS made three huge asks on gun control, and these idiots are asking #fiscalcliff questions that I could answer from a can.”
The press conference eventually got back on track, but not before the journalists were asked to get back on topic. White House reporters did ask about gun control legislation after several questions about the fiscal cliff, but not before sufficient Twitter outrage.
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