Laura Ingraham appeared on Fox & Friends and suggested “I don’t want to make too much of this,” before expressing her unhappiness with President Obama’s European tour and how he took the time to enjoy drinking a Guinness in Ireland. Ingraham wondered “what would the liberal press be saying if this were President Bush” not being sensitive to a natural disaster at home?
“I do think of the disconnect and maybe the tone-deafness, if you will, of that devastation from Missouri. Heart-breaking pictures and then President Obama lifting the glass of Guinness. There’s something about that, that I think hits people in the gut. . . . Maybe the Irish part of the trip could have been put off to another day.”
Ingraham did understand the President has to juggle a lot of balls at once, and seemed more annoyed by the media’s “crazy double standard,” as described by Steve Doocy. Yet perhaps aware of any potential criticism that might otherwise develop, Obama has already announced plans to visit the impacted parts of Missouri this weekend.
Watch the clip from Fox News below:
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