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President Obama defends decision to go ahead with plan to attend baseball came in Havana despite Brussels attacks; 'the whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people's ordinary lives'

President Obama defends decision to go ahead with plan to attend baseball came in Havana despite Brussels attacks; 'the whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people's ordinary lives'

The Hill

President Obama attended an exhibition baseball game in Havana on Tuesday, an act of sports diplomacy meant to highlight the cultural ties between the U.S. and Cuba.

Obama went ahead with his plan to attend the game despite calls from Republicans to cut his Cuba trip short due to Tuesday morning’s terror attacks in Belgium. 

During an in-game interview with ESPN, the president indicated he didn’t consider skipping the game.

“It’s always a challenge when you have a terrorist attack anywhere in the world, especially in this world of 24/7 news coverage,” he said. “But the whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people’s ordinary lives.”

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