First, we saw the photos of President Obama doing ‘the wave’ at a baseball game in Cuba immediately following the horrific terrorist attack in the Belgian capital that killed 34 people. As if that wasn’t bad enough, we are now seeing pictures of the president dancing the tango with a woman in a shimmering dress.
President Obama traveled to Buenos Aires to meet new Argentine leader Mauricio Macri following his trip to Cuba. He and his wife Michelle attended a state dinner Wednesday night where they danced and sipped champagne, ignoring the calls to return back to the U.S. after the Brussels attack where nine Americans were also wounded.
The Daily Mail reports:
“At first, the woman in the shimmering gold dress seemed content to twirl with her partner, but then she made a beeline for the president and beckoned him to the floor.
The president, who has been known to break into song on occasion but has rarely shown off his moves, declined her invitation several times, but she wasn’t to be deterred and she soon had him sashaying across the floor. It was unclear if the slightly clunky President had been having lessons. Mrs Obama meanwhile tangoed with the male dancer nearby.”
Whether or not he enjoyed himself, this is just bad optics in the wake of a terrorist attack. Period.
President Obama stated earlier on Wednesday that ISIS does not pose an ‘existential threat’ to the U.S… even though the Islamic State took full credit for the Brussels attack and issued a chilling warning to all nations in anti-ISIS coalition (which includes the U.S.).
Meanwhile in Brussels, police continued to hunt for the mysterious ‘man in white’ pictured alongside suicide bomber Ibrahim el-Bakraoui and bomb-maker Najim Laachraoui who killed themselves along with 14 others in two suicide blasts at the city’s international airport.
The Daily Mail also reports:
“American officials are also hunting for Justin and Stephanie Shults, who live and work in Belgium but are originally from Kentucky, after they went missing following a visit to Brussels Airport on Tuesday morning to drop off Mrs Shults’ mother off.
Their family thought the pair had been found injured in hospital on Wednesday afternoon, but it has now emerged that they are still missing.
Karen Northshield, another American who has been living and working in Belgium for almost a decade, is fighting for her life in intensive care after suffering severe injuries in the bombing.
Northshield was reportedly on her way home to visit her family in the U.S. for Easter when the attack at the airport took place.”