Barack Obama has the uncanny ability of making comments about terror just before terror attacks occur, and such was the case when he spoke at the dinner held by the Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday night.
The horribly timed comments came just hours before a bomb went off in New York City and a man screaming about Allah went on a stabbing spree in Minnesota. Obama was speaking to the attendees when he quipped that ISIS wasn’t a big deal compared to the entire birther issue that has been consuming the media, only to have ISIS-style attack occur shortly after.
“I don’t know about you guys, but I am so relieved that the whole birther thing is over,” said Obama, the Daily Caller reported. “I mean, ISIL, North Korea, poverty, climate change, none of those things weighed on my mind like the validity of my birth certificate.”
Shortly thereafter, the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City was rocked with a massive explosion that had the potential to kill dozens and injured at least 29 people. After searching the area, police found another device, a pressure cooker with a cell phone and wires attached to it, that had not yet been detonated but could have made the attack much worse had it gone off.
Chelsea wasn’t the only attack yesterday either. Earlier in the day we reported that a marathon being run by Marines for charity was rocked by a pipe bomb that had been placed along the route. Fortunately, nobody was injured, but the race was canceled for safety reasons.
Then in Minnesota, a man shouting “Allah” went on a stabbing spree at the Mall of America. The suspect, who has yet to be named and authorities won’t even give a description of, injured at least six people, one of whom was critically wounded, before an armed officer was able to shoot him dead.
The suspects for the two bombings yesterday still remain at-large. However, ISIS has repeatedly encouraged their supporters to commit lone wolf attacks in America, and we know at least one, Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people in Orlando, took them up on it so it’s not unreasonable to think the two bombings may have been inspired by ISIS.
Regardless, it’s pretty tasteless for the president to make jokes about terrorism when the threat remains real and tensions remain high. Then again, that’s unfortunately what we’ve grown to expect from the most clueless president to ever hold office…twice.
If you would like to see his entire speech (I don’t know why you would), check it out below: