22 Mar Leslie takes on Right Wing Pundits
Right-wing pundits attack Obama for Brazil trip
A brigade of conservative critics, led by Fox News, accuses the president of taking a “vacation” during crisis
President Obama is in Brazil this weekend as part of a five-day tour through South America. While the focus of the trip is to encourage stronger trade relations between the two countries, conservative critics are painting it as a “Rio vacation.” This after a week in which the president sustained significant right-wing blowback for filling out an NCAA bracket on ESPN and playing golf as turmoil escalated in Libya and Japan.
In particular, Newt Gingrich and Sean Hannity hammered the president over the trip, while New York Daily News columnist Andrea Tantaros said Obama has “priority issues” during an appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor.”
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