You can’t tell him what to do — he’s president. But just how serious is the situation with Iran tonight? Reports say that 10 sailors, including nine men and one woman, aren’t likely to be released until tomorrow, if then. That’s good news for the president, who has a big speech to deliver tonight and really doesn’t need any more distractions. Don’t expect any last-minute rewrites to reflect this afternoon’s developments either.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) January 12, 2016
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 12, 2016
— Christopher Suprun (@FireEMSGuru) January 12, 2016
“It we pretend 10 of our sailors aren’t in Iranian custody, maybe everyone will forget about it?”
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) January 12, 2016
They should rethink this. https://t.co/eREmh0SwEd
— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) January 12, 2016
@KirstenPowers Add it to the list of things they should rethink. It's a very,very, long list.
— Gary Hanshaw (@ghanshaw627) January 12, 2016
@KirstenPowers A delightful change if the President announced deliberate action to recover our sailors/soldiers in SOTUS tonight? NFW
— Eruditus Crustius (@ECrustius) January 12, 2016
WH Communications Director Jen Psaki tells CNN that Iranian incident will not be addressed in the State of the Union.
— Bob Cusack (@BobCusack) January 12, 2016
But he really loves the troops guys. Really. https://t.co/E31XpoJvMt
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) January 12, 2016
Don’t expect any photos tomorrow of the president and his closest aides gathered around a TV monitor.
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) January 12, 2016
— Lynne Shine (@Lynne_Shine) January 12, 2016
If you would like to see what the president is up to “live,” you can check out his pre-SOTU speech Facebook video, in which he shares a few personal thoughts before the big event. Don’t blame us if the frame capture looks like he’s rehearsing his speech in front of the old Choom Gang.
— Michael Rusch (@weeddude) January 12, 2016
Someone get the man one of those “Chillary” drink koozies for goodness sake.