Obama Jokes About ISIS On Same Day America Gets Bombed Twice
President Barack Obama made a joke with unfortunately bad timing Saturday,
quipping that the Islamic State was no big deal compared to his birth
certificate, only to have America hit by two separate explosions.
While addressing a dinner held by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Saturday night, Obama joked <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=702wJC6O-6A> about
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent declaration that
Obama was, in fact, born in America.
“I don’t know about you guys, but I am so relieved that the whole birther
thing is over,” Obama said. “I mean, ISIL, North Korea, poverty, climate
change, none of those things weighed on my mind like the validity of my
Unfortunately, at almost the same time Obama made his remarks, the Chelsea
neighborhood was rocked by an explosion
injured at least 25 people. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio said
explosion was “an intentional act,” and authorities reportedly found a
second, undetonated pressure cooker device
a nearby street.
Astonishingly, the Chelsea blast was the second explosion of the day. A
Marine Corps charity race in New Jersey was hit by a pipe bomb
thankfully left no injuries, and a subsequent investigation discovered
Meanwhile, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, an attacker reportedly motivated by Islamic
shot dead after wounding eight shoppers with a knife.
The culprit, or culprits, for both bombing incidents haven’t been found
yet, but ISIS has encouraged supporters
to make attacks within the United States. Last June’s deadly massacre in
Orlando was perpetrated by Omar Mateen, who declared his support for ISIS
during the attack.
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