[crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore] blasted Barack Obama on Wednesday, insisting he always “focuses on the petty instead of being presidential about this issue,” such as in the case of America’s Syrian refugee policy.
Appearing on The Hugh Hewitt Show on Wednesday, Rubio said it is “par for the course, I mean this is a president… He decides he wants to be the attacker-in-chief or the comic-in-chief or the mocker-in-chief or what ever he decides to be.” (RELATED: Ted Cruz: Mr. President ‘Insult Me To My Face’ [VIDEO])
Rubio was reacting to Obama’s comments from Tuesday when the president was in Manila, Philippines and said, “These are the same folks often times that say they’re so tough that just talking to Putin or staring down ISIL or using some additional rhetoric somehow is gonna solve the problems out there, but apparently they’re scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America as part of our tradition of compassion. And first they were worried about the press being too tough on them during debates, now they’re worried about three-year-old orphans. That doesn’t sound very tough to me. And they’ve been playing on fear in order to try to score political points or to advance their campaigns and it’s irresponsible and it’s contrary to who we are and it needs to stop because the world is watching.” (RELATED: Limbaugh: Obama Is ‘Petulant, Childish, Man-Child’ For Refugee Stance [VIDEO])
Rubio explained, “He uses all of this silliness and pettiness to cover up for the fact that he still has no read strategy when it comes to defeating ISIS. And in the absence of American strategic leadership, the vacuum is left and that’s what we have now. And if you talk to our allies whether it’s our European allies or our in the region, none of them are convinced that this president is significantly committed to degrading and defeating ISIS. And the result is this chaos that’s ensued.”
“And again, this is not unusual for this president. He always, especially when he is traveling abroad he seems to use it as an opportunity to attack his political critics even though some of his criticism is now coming from his own party.”