Fareed Zakaria: White House Excuse For Skipping Paris Rally Is ‘Pathetic’ [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold | Media Reporter

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria said on “New Day” that President Barack Obama’s excuse for skipping the Paris rally in solidarity with the victims of the string of Islamist murders was “pathetic.”

ZAKARIA: Look at the symbolism. These are the front pages of the newspapers and I bet you this is the front page of every newspaper around the world today

HOST ALISYN CAMEROTA: You’re seeing the pictures of many world leaders, armed locked walking arm-in-arm in Paris in solidarity. 

ZAKARIA: And who is not there? There is no American there. And frankly, the White House’s explanation is pathetic. They’re telling us that some embassy staffers were there. Here you have the chancellor of Germany, the president of France, the king of Jordan, the head of the Palestinian Authority, the prime minister of Israel. And great, there was the third political officer from the U.S. embassy in France? That’s not an explanation. 

[h/t RealClearPolitics]

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