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Krauthammer’s Take: Obama ‘Can’t Be Dancing When Other People Are Mourning’

Even as there was no sense in President Obama cutting short his trip abroad in the aftermath of the Brussels attack, “there’s the issue of simple common decency,” Charles Krauthammer said tonight. “What the Founders called … the respect for the opinion of mankind.”

“The Belgians are in the midst of scraping the blood off the walls of their airport, people are still dying, people are not yet found, and he cannot have displays of frivolous entertainment,” Krauthammer said on Thursday’s Special Report. “There was no reason he couldn’t cancel the baseball game. The tango is just stupendously insensitive.”

“You represent the United States abroad,” Krauthammer intoned. “Your image is the United States, and you can’t be dancing when other people are mourning.”

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