On the day that as many as sixty persons died during a series of attacks in Brussels by Muslim terrorists, President Barack Obama spared about one minute during remarks he made during an appearance on his junket to Cuba.
Obama addressed the world from Havana in an appearance that had already been planned. He opened with “The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium.”
Before returning to the purposes of his mission to the Communist island, Obama said quickly “We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally Belgium.”
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks at Brussels' airport and a metro station in the capital, near the U.S. embassy and the headquarters of the European Union. Obama did not mention "Islam" or "Islamic terrorism," in his remarks.
He then continued his remarks about his trip to Cuba, on which he is accompanied by numerous Congressional Democrats and American entrepreneurs on the first official visit by an American president in more than 80 years. Today, Obama will take time off to watch a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Cuba's all stars. "Sport is the conquest of the revolution," reads a huge sign over the outfield at Estadio Latinoamericano, Cuba's main stadium and hallowed ground for Cuban baseball fans. Among them is Fidel Castro, the Cuban dictator, who will not be in attendance.
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) spoke on Fox News and called for Obama to curtail his trip to Cuba, saying that supporting NATO is a more important task.