World leaders from across the globe coming to New York City for the UN General Assembly, and so is President Barack Obama! With so much happening in the Middle East, surely he’s using this opportunity to get in front of the other leaders shaping the direction of human history, right? Nope. He has more important things to do, like go on The View.
“I personally think it is important to point out that the world is coming to New York,” Glenn said this morning.
Egypt’s President Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood member, is influencing the direction of much of the Middle East. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be speaking on Tuesday, and will probably call for the destruction of Israel and the West. Israel, meanwhile, is concerned about their very existence.
“This is the Chamberlin moment,” Glenn said. “Our President is not meeting with any of them.”
“Forget about the Middle East. China, China is on the verge of war with Japan,” Glenn added.
“He is in New York City all the world, all of the world leaders are in New York City for the UN, how many meetings is he going to have? He’s having none, zero. And when asked about it, Gibbs said he’s got a phone. Isn’t there something to be said about a face-to-face.”
Glenn harshly criticized the President for choosing to attend fundraisers and go on The View rather than meet with world leaders.
“This isn’t about politics. It’s not about you or me. It’s about our children. Will your son or daughter go to war? Will your son or daughter be able to afford any kind of life,” he asked.
Glenn said that people may be tuning out over the Middle East and Israel, but that there are extreme economic and political ramifications to such an event. Glenn pointed out rising gas and food prices, and how things will only get worse as conflict continues and worsens.
Over the weekend, FOX News’s Chris Wallace asked Obama advisor Robert Gibbs about his priorities and his scheduling. TheBlaze reported:
Senior Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs on Sunday defended the president‘s plan to appear on ABC’s “The View” while skipping any private meetings with world leaders gathered in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly.
Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,“ Gibbs told host Chris Wallace he has ”no problem” with Obama’s decision to swap one-on-one meetings with his foreign counterparts for a joint appearance with first lady Michelle Obama on the daytime talk show. The Associated Press described such sessions as “where much of the U.N. works gets done” and said Obama was leaving Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to handle more of them.
“You say that he’s got schedules, that foreign leaders have schedules,” Wallace said. “He has time for Whoopi Goldberg but he doesn’t have time for world leaders?”
Gibbs, the former White House press secretary, insisted Obama would be “actively involved” in the U.N. proceedings, to which Wallace said Obama was “giving a speech.”