'You Don't See Netanyahu Getting a Pedicure...': Tantaros Takes on Obama Over Golf Comments
In a sit-down with NBC News yesterday, President Obama expressed regret about the "optics" of playing golf right after his remarks on the beheading of American journalist James Foley.
The president told Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press," that he should have realized how it would look.
“I think everybody who knows me, including the press, understands that you take this stuff in. But part of this job is also the theater. It’s not something that always comes naturally to me. But it matters, and I’m mindful of that," said Obama, adding it's "always a challenge" when he is on vacation and is "followed everywhere" by the press.
The Outnumbered hosts reacted to the president's comments, with Andrea Tantaros calling out the president for appearing to blame the media.
"You set the stage, President Obama. ... It's not the media's fault. I just thought that was really tacky for him to blame the media and then whine about needing a vacation from his vacation from the media," said Tantaros, pointing out that Obama has not granted as much media access as past presidents.
Guy Benson noted that critics of Obama can always find a photo of a negative event to place next to a picture of the president playing golf. But he added that in this case, the criticism was warranted.
Tantaros responded that the president should still be able to avoid these situations.
"You do not see pictures of Benjamin Netanyahu getting a pedicure after somebody is gunned down in Israel. I think leaders can avoid it," she said.
Watch the debate and tell us what you think of President Obama's comments on Sunday.