President Obama reportedly phoned home tonight to brief federal officials on the security protocols for resettling Syrian refugees in the United States and assured them that American citizens are safe; however, he took a moment to express his anger with those opposed to accepting refugees, calling them “scared of widows and 3-year-old orphans.”
Briefed by @WhiteHouse on security protocols re: refugee resettlement. They are assuring our citizens are safe: https://t.co/AMOPorfIzi
— Governor Jay Inslee (@GovInslee) November 18, 2015
Obama is not pleased with how Republicans are talking about Syrian refugees, per pooler @shearm at APEC pic.twitter.com/fRlSsevaNO
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) November 18, 2015
Obama just went off on GOP governors pic.twitter.com/0r5luHT9Aa
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) November 18, 2015
Obama on GOP position on Muslim refugees: "I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric coming out."
— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) November 18, 2015
Do people really think that stuff GOP guys say is a more potent recruiting tool than drone strikes on wedding parties? Really?
— Liz Mair (@LizMair) November 18, 2015
The most potent recruitment tool for ISIS? U.S. weakness. https://t.co/NQh79Cnyir
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) November 18, 2015
What an insignificant petty little man. He's decimated his party for a generation or more and then lashes out. It's quite breathtaking
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 18, 2015
Please lecture us, guy who leaked a story to the NYT about his secret drone strike kill list in an election year. https://t.co/XcqiBeOwld
— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) November 18, 2015
Did Obama offer an opinion as to what John Kerry’s comments today did to world opinion?
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) November 18, 2015
Well, no one can accuse @POTUS, yucking it up in Manila with salt-water lamp makers, of overreacting to the crisis in Europe.
— Charles Lane (@ChuckLane1) November 18, 2015
So while the WH is spinning its call w/ the Governors re: refugees, POTUS is overseas trashing them. WHAT IN THE WORLD are they doing?
— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) November 18, 2015
This is not what presidents do, ever. Its shallow, politically driven & petulant at a moment when we need leadership https://t.co/BDsJv5PlVD
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZitoTrib) November 18, 2015
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