This came today from the White House press secretary at a briefing to reporters. However, the White House has not said where the president was during the actual event..
To be fair, wasn’t just about 10 years ago when Americans were renaming their french fries “freedom fries”?
People even accused John Kerry of being French during the 2004 Democratic national convention… I suppose that scared him so much of the time that even now, he refuses to go to the nation when he should have..
Either way people of both political persuasions agree it was a very bad public relations moved to miss this event.