Sorry Charlie. President Obama Faces Critics Over No Show At Historic Paris March
Where was President Obama as the world watched in awe the stirring scene in Paris?
He's now facing a firestorm of criticism for not joining other world leaders in a show of solidarity against terrorism.
"You let the world down," reads the New York Daily News headline.
"Sorry Charlie," says the New York Post.
The president had nothing on his public schedule Sunday, and there is speculation he spent much of the day watching the football playoffs.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest had this to say today at a press conference.
"I think it’s fair to say that we should have sent someone with a higher profile to be there," said Earnest.
Former President Jimmy Carter is now coming to Obama's defense, saying, "I don’t think there’s any need for criticism because I know that presidents sometimes can’t go where they would prefer to go."
Just-released surveillance video shows the world’s most wanted woman, 26-year-old Hayat Boumeddiene, who's now believed to be in Syria.
She went through customs at Istanbul Airport on January 2, seven days before her common-law husband gunned down four shoppers at a kosher supermarket in Paris.
He was killed in a hail of gunfire by French Special Forces.
One photo that surfaced showed terrified hostages huddled in a food freezer during the attack.
Meanwhile, ISIS terrorists hacked the Twitter and YouTube accounts of the U.S. Central Command, switching the photo to show an ISIS propaganda image.
The hackers also posted threats to American soldiers, as well as private phone numbers and addresses for current and retired American military personnel. One chilling message actually said, “We know everything about you, your wives, and children.”
The scary cyberattack came minutes after President Obama finished making a speech about Internet security, and one day after the march that showed the world the voices of freedom stand united.