Word is that President Obama skipped his Saturday golf outing (but not last night’s “holiday reception”) in order to meet with his national security team regarding the mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif., that killed 14 and injured more than 20 on Wednesday.
The president was scheduled to appear tomorrow night at the Kennedy Center Honors but will instead deliver a rare Sunday night address to the nation, which will likely comprise 10 percent terrorism and 90 percent gun control.
President Obama will address the nation Sunday evening in a rare Oval Office address, his first in more than five years. #SanBernardino
— Alex Mallin (@alex_mallin) December 5, 2015
WH: The President will no longer attend the Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center on Sunday
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) December 6, 2015
Sunday at the WH: Pres & Mrs Obama host Kennedy Center Honorees Carole King, George Lucas, Rita Moreno, Seiji Ozawa, and Cicely Tyson.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 5, 2015
Sorry gang, but this concerns you too.
— The Hill (@thehill) December 6, 2015
@thehill I guess Valerie Jarrett told him it was OK finally.
— Keith Drake (@Oilfielder) December 6, 2015
@thehill let's hope we are shocked by ProUSA speech
— DG (@DntTrdOnMe8) December 6, 2015
@thehill He still won't say the words! It will be 5% terrorism, 50% gun control and 45% Pro-Muslim.
— Meow (@GOPCatLady) December 6, 2015
@thehill He'll talk about an unknown threat, with unclear motives…..
— boringfileclerk (@boringfileclerk) December 6, 2015
— BJ Sievers (@seevahz) December 6, 2015
Obama "will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it"
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) December 5, 2015
What about "workplace violence"?https://t.co/Gp46rPnUrW
— John Schindler (@20committee) December 5, 2015
With better ideas, right?
Where will the Oval Office speech be on a scale of 1 (shameless political gun control lecture) to 10 (sober response to terrorist attack)?
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) December 6, 2015
@kerpen He will turn it down to -11
— American Gypsea (@AmericanGypsea) December 6, 2015
— #nevertrump (@sbl54318469) December 6, 2015
@kerpen (-11) shameless political gun control lecture.
— Lem (@Lemang01) December 6, 2015
@kerpen pretty sure we will hear how bigoted we are for wanting sensible security and enforcement of immigration and refugee policy
— Tampa (@S1CT) December 6, 2015