CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller was simply doing his job when he tweeted President Barack Obama‘s weekend plans. Little did he know that his effort would unleash a wave of criticism directed at the president.
With the situation in Iraq at critical mass and Baghdad on the verge of falling into the hands of the Islamic militant group known as ISIS, and the impending humanitarian crises unfolding on the southern border with Mexico, folks were simply astonished at what they were seeing.
From ND, Pres Obama heads to CA for a long weekend that includes golf in Palm Springs, another commencement & Dem fundraiser on Saturday.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 12, 2014
Perhaps leaning on the old adage that it’s better to laugh than to cry, Twitter users let the sarcasm fly, as documented by Twitchy.
And based on some of the responses, while the media may still adore him, this president has worn out his welcome with the American people.
Don't worry everybody, everything is awesome https://t.co/Tp3HbIXJnz
— L (@OrwellForks) June 13, 2014
@markknoller Iraq is falling apart, VA problem is no better, immigrant children are being held in cages and Obama takes a weekend vacation??
— Sick and tired (@dblozik) June 12, 2014
@markknoller Maybe the folks in Iraq will put their little civil war on hold for the weekend?
— Cory (@bdcory) June 12, 2014
Can someone be sure to let Isis know to halt their invasion until at least Monday? https://t.co/fK9FUz72tE
— S.M (@redsteeze) June 13, 2014
.@markknoller He deserves a long weekend I'm sure ignoring what's happening in Iraq is exhausting.
— Steve Madurski (@SMadurski) June 13, 2014
— rmack2x (@rmack2x) June 12, 2014
@markknoller OK, goody. A long relaxing weekend in Palm Springs for Obama. Poor guy deserves a rest after his recent string of successes
— #JWF# (@JammieWF) June 13, 2014
— Cochise's Mom (@cochisemom) June 13, 2014