Andrea Mitchell On Paris March: Obama Decision To Skip Event ‘Stunning’ And ‘Ham-Handed’ [VIDEO]

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Media criticism continues to rain down on President Barack Obama after he skipped the Paris March Sunday, which featured heads of state from around the world.

Appearing on the “Today Show,” MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell criticized the president’s decision to skip the event, calling it “stunning” and “ham-handed.”

Mitchell’s critique comes on the heels CNN’s Jake Tapper panned the national no-show. (RELATED: CNN’s Jake Tapper Is Disappointed By US Absence At Paris Unity Rally)

“I don’t mean this as a criticism of the Obama administration, but just as an American I do wish that we were better represented in this beautiful procession of world leaders,” Tapper said.

“I’m a little disappointed, personally — this is me speaking personally, not as a representative of CNN, but as an American — that there isn’t more of a display of unity here,” Tapper added.

Even the liberal New York Daily News slammed the president’s absence, with their Monday front page reading “You Let The World Down.”


At the unity march, French President Francois Hollande was joined by the likes of British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

[h/t: Free Beacon]