[Ed. – No doubt crying on the inside.]
President Barack Obama’s Republican adversaries piled on the criticism on Friday after he turned the overnight Dallas police massacre into a political platform – and then grinned from ear to ear as he reconnected with world leaders at a NATO summit in Poland.
Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron, both on their way out of office soon, seemed in a particularly light-hearted mood despite the day’s grim and dominant subject matter.
The pair laughed and joked with fellow leaders as they posed for a group picture and yukked it up as photographers kept snapping.
Hours earlier Obama had sermonized about the deaths of five police Texas police officers upon landing in Warsaw, saying that ‘when people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately it makes it more deadly and more tragic.’
‘And in the days ahead we are going to have to consider those realities as well.’
Retired surgeon Ben Carson, a former Republican presidential contender and current Donald Trump cheerleader, lit into him within hours and dismissed renewed calls for gun control legislation.
‘Now is definitely not the time to get political,’ Carson said on the ‘Fox & Friends’ program. ‘Now is the time to use logic and ask ourselves, “Why do we have a Constitution? Why do we have a Second Amendment?”‘