CNN’s John King: Obama ‘Certainly Has Sounded Tone Deaf’ on Terrorism ‘at Times’

‘He certainly has sounded tone deaf at a minimum at times’

HENDERSON: “I think he has to be the explainer-in-chief. He has to be less lawyerly and almost more fatherly and more empathetic in terms of the real fear that Americans have. At times he wanted to go after the Republicans and discredit the case in this case were making. I believe he probably shouldn’t spend much time doing that tonight and connect with how Americans are feeling.”
KING: “You made the point about his communications throughout this. The White House said they can defend his statements technically. He certainly has sounded tone deaf at a minimum at times. Let’s go back to the beginning January 2014. He said this about ISIS and famous quote. The analogy we use at times if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant. That’s not that long ago. Trying to down play the ISIS threat. In the day before the Paris attacks and days before the Bernardino shooting the president said this.”
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OBAMA: “I don’t think they’re gaining strength. What is true is the start our goal has been to contain. We have contained them. Right now we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland.”
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OBAMA: “Striking as well just the other day. I covered the White House for nine years. The press secretary sits in his office and gets this incoming from the government. What is ongoing. Josh earnest repeatedly used to talk about the word terrorism. Just minutes they are saying terrorism.”

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