Critics Can't Believe President Obama Chooses To Tango After The Worst Terror Attacks In Brussels

On Wednesday, President Obama was the recipient of verbal swipes for doing the tango and taking part in other pleasurable activities during his visits to Cuba and Argentina after the deadliest terror attacks in Brussels.

Republican strategist Anna Navarro said, "I think the entire thing is horrible. It reminded me of when he went golfing after James Foley's head was gut off." In September 2014, Obama made a quick statement condemning the beheading of James Foley, a freelance journalist from New Hampshire by Islamic State terrorists, before heading off to play golf at Martha's Vineyard. He later admitted the move was a mistake after widespread outrage by critics.

On Wednesday, President Obama and first lady Michelle were requested to join professional tango dancers at a state dinner in Buenos Aires hosted by Argentine President Mauricio Macri. Navarro told John Berman on CNN, "It's inexcusable that when the entire world is standing in solidarity with Brussels, is in shock, in grief, the president of the United States is in Cuba sitting next to a dictator who has been in power for 56 years who has ordered the shoot-down of American citizens, who has been anti-American for 56 years."

She went on to say, "Eating peanuts and going to the baseball game like he was at Walt Disney World. It's not Walt Disney — and it's a day of grief for the entire world. President Obama knows full well that optics matter, but he chose his legacy over optics. It was a shameful, shameful disappointing moment for President Obama. I was disappointed. I was not surprised."

Former presidential adviser David Gergen told Berman, "Right now, we're not winning against ISIS. We have reduced the amount of territory in Syria and Iraq, but they've expanded elsewhere. We learned through The Associated Press that they trained up 400 fighters to go through Europe. Under those circumstances, I would tell the president that when you gave your speech in Cuba, the 38-minute speech and you only gave a few seconds to Brussels, you brushed it off. When you go to a baseball game it looks frivolous. Dancing like that. He should have made the hard call and come back and gathered people or look for leadership here. That's a critical issue for him."

Twitter also exploded with critics not understanding President Obama's actions.

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