What was the president doing instead of marching in France?

The president's lack of attendance at the rally against terrorism in Paris continued to be a topic of conversation on radio today. Not only did the President not attend, but Attorney General Eric Holder, who was in Paris Sunday, left the country hours before the rally.

Fox's Ed Henry got into a tense exchange with Josh Earnest concerning President Obama's lack of attendance, despite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu making the event. During the exchange Henry asked Earnest "What was he doing on Sunday? We haven't gotten an accounting what the -- the president did on Sunday." Unfortunately, Earnest's statement did not do much to absolve the president from his fopaux against the French, saying "I haven't spoken to the president about what he did yesterday."

Glenn, Pat and Stu took to radio this morning to discuss in detail two very important questions.

The first, what was the president doing on Sunday?

While Glenn provided the president the benefit of the doubt concerning his lack of attendance in Paris, saying "Let's just say...they asked him [the president] not to come. And Hollande said, Mr. President, your security is too onerous, please don't come."

Glenn reiterated the point that a lack of attendance in Paris does not mean we should have done nothing. Glenn even suggested something that the president could have done in place of attending the rally, saying, "I as the president of the United States would counter with, one, because I believe it and, two, I know what's going to happen to me. I say this, okay, but here's the thing, I and my family want to be with the French ambassador in a church or with a small gathering and a candlelight vigil at the same time so I'm standing in solidarity with the French here in American space."

The second question is equally as important as the first. What was so pressing that Attorney General Eric Holder had to leave Paris and was not able to stay a few hours for the rally?

Glenn strongly disagreed with Holder's absence, saying "Did the attorney general have such a tin year that he couldn't hear the cries of the streets? That he had such cold and callous heart, that when he got there, he couldn't sense the people in the room that he was meeting with who said, hey, we have to end this now because I have to go to the rally...he [Holder] couldn't sense, you know what I should be here. These are my counterparts. These are my comrades. I'm here to listen to them -- I need to show my support."

While our leadership failed us, we should not let them define who we are. When America was attached on September 11, 2001 the French magazine Le Monde released a headline saying, “We Are All Americans.”

In a message to the French, let us remember, we are all French, and we understand your sorrow.

Rough transcript provided below:

GLENN: Right. He didn't ask that question. Now the reason why he did ask that question and he does know what the president was doing. The president was most likely watching football. But you cannot say the president was watching football. So you have to say the any other president could have answered it this way. And it could have been a total lie, but he could have answered it this way.

The president and his family attended church, where they said a prayer as a family and stood in their house of worship in solidarity with the French people and prayed for the victims and prayed for peace. Then he went home and spent the afternoon in quiet reflection in the private residence with his family.

That would have shut everybody up. But he couldn't say that. Because nobody would have believed that. The president doesn't go to church. And nobody would have believed that he was down on his knees with his family praying and in quiet reflection for the day because that's not -- he may have thought about it. He may have been talking about it as a family. I'm not saying he's a horrible guy. But nobody believes he's in quiet prayerful reflection. That's just not what he does. So he doesn't have that option.

So he had no place to go.

PAT: It's amazing they couldn't lie -- they lie about everything else. But that's one too far.

GLENN: That's a bridge you just cannot -- the suspension bridge is just too big of a span.

PAT: And you're right. It would have been so easy to dismiss it in that way. Even though he doesn't go to church. Everybody knows. He spent the day in quiet reflection with his family.

GLENN: He could have said that. He didn't say that. Because it's so far out of their reality. They don't even consider that.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I mean, it's insane. If the president didn't want to go, but the president believed in this, the president would have said, look, let's just say -- let's say he's being a martyr. Let's say he's willingly putting himself up because they did ask Benjamin Netanyahu not to go. They asked him not to come. And Hollande said, Mr. President, your security is too onerous, please don't come. That could have happened. Let's say that could happen. I as the president of the United States would counter with, one, because I believe it and, two, I know what's going to happen to me. I say to this, okay, but here's the thing, I and my family want to be with the French ambassador in a church or with a small gathering and a candlelight vigil at the same time so I'm standing in solidarity with the French here in American space.

So I want an event here in American space that everyone can see and not just for political cover, but because I believe it. Everyone knows the Americans are standing with the French. I know you don't want my security there. My security is too onerous. So I didn't go. Because I didn't want to cause a problem. But it was important for me -- see, he can't even say that. Because he couldn't answer the question. Why didn't you send someone else? It moves on. This moves on to, okay, so Eric Holder is there. He says he has to be back by Sunday night. Does his child have a recital that he had to go see? What was Eric Holder -- he was there -- there's two questions --

PAT: His 40-year-old child had a recital.

GLENN: He was there. So, one, what was so pressing that he had to get on a return flight immediately? And, by the way, I doubt that the attorney general flew Lufthansa Airlines. I'm pretty sure he took a state plane. So you can't hold it at the tarmac for an extra two hours? You can't push the attorney general's meeting back for an extra two hours. Nobody asked this question yet. What was it that the attorney general had to do that was so pressing that he couldn't delay his stay or departure for another two hours. What was it?

So we have two people missing in action again. What difference does it make, Hillary Clinton would say. A lot. You're lying to us.

Okay. So what was it that he could not delay? And, two, did the attorney general have such a tin year that he couldn't hear the cries of the streets? That he had such cold and callous heart, that when he got there, he couldn't sense the people in the room that he was meeting with who said, hey, we have to end this now because I have to go to the rally. He had such a cold heart and tin ear that he couldn't sense, you know what I should be here. These are my counterparts. These are my comrades. I'm here to listen to them -- I need to show my support. Did he make a phone call to the White House and say you need to delay whatever I have? Did he call the White House? Did he call his office? Did he call his kid's school? Did he do any of that and say, I need to stay here.

The answer is no. So I have two questions for the American people: Are you done yet? Are you done yet? Press, are you done yet? Are you done being lied to? Because I really want to know. What is the difference between this and what the president lectured the UN against?

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