Barack Obama is getting heat once again!
Over the past week, the president made an historic trip to Cuba to restore U.S. relations, and mixed business with pleasure when he attended a few innings of a baseball game on Tuesday.
But many critics weren’t happy with Obama’s sports spectating and on-air interview with ESPN the same day over 30 people were killed in the Brussels terror attacks.
So, after a video surfaced on Wednesday night featuring POTUS dancing the tango with Michelle Obama at a state dinner in Argentina, commentators put him on blast for his vacation-y optics in the wake of such a tragedy.
Thursday morning’s panel of MSNBC‘s Morning Joe agreed that while Obama should not have cancelled his Argentina trip after the Brussels attack, he probably shouldn’t be smiling in a Dancing With The Stars-esque photo op the day after he was doing the wave at a baseball game.
Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass said:
“That was a tremendous mistake. It’s fine to go to Argentina, you want to do the work, but you’ve got to be careful of these little photo ops and optics. Baseball games and tangos, that’s inconsistent with the seriousness of the day.”
Even Democratic panelist Steve Rattner agreed that the president probably shouldn’t have documented his dance, but added:
“I think he could have handled some of that differently. I agree certainly about the tango. But the idea that some people are throwing out that he should have, like, turned the plane around and rushed back to Washington. To do what?”
Do YOU think the prez is getting too much heat for participating in Argentina’s traditional dance — or should he tone it down on the photo ops?
Watch POTUS’s moves (below)!
[Image via YouTube.]