Amid the news that a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine Thursday, killing all 295 people on board, including up to 23 American citizens, President Obama maintained his normal schedule.
A schedule that included a stop at a burger joint, as ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl noted in a tweet Thursday afternoon:
President's schedule unchanged – he's now at the Charcoal Pit near Wilmington where he ordered the "Pit Special" – burger & fries.
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) July 17, 2014
Yep, it appeared to be business as usual for the “adrift” president. Twitchy.com documented his visit to the Charcoal Pit through a number of tweets:
— Suchat Pederson (@SuchatPederson) July 17, 2014
Obama is reflected through the window as he greets customers at the Charcoal Pit to in Wilmington, Del. pic.twitter.com/R2P2kzwzt7
— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) July 17, 2014
"I'm starving," said Pres Obama as he sat down to lunch with letter writer Tanei Benjamin. He order a cheeseburger and fries. (Medium well)
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 17, 2014
Obama’s seemingly nonchalant attitude quickly wore thin with a host of Twitter users, but the real question is, has this country learned yet that elections have consequences?
Dear White House, today isn't the best day for your burger photo op. In case you haven't seen the news, Americans are dead in Ukraine.
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) July 17, 2014
"Mr. President, 23 Americans appear to have been murdered in the Ukraine conflict. Perhaps we should cut short this burger photo op."
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) July 17, 2014
Obama should really get that to go.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) July 17, 2014
23 Americans killed by terrorists but DAMN GOOD BURGERS. RT @ZekeJMiller: Obama per pool: “Biden told me the burgers are pretty good.”
— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) July 17, 2014
@markknoller Um, is POTUS aware that Putin is now blowing passenger jets out of the sky??
— Sheryl (@sav01) July 17, 2014