(Weasel Zippers) -- Obama spoke for a total of 38 seconds about the downing of a Malaysian plane that had 23 Americans on board before he started cracking jokes.
(WaPo) – President Obama said that “the world is watching reports” of the plane crash, and “it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy. Right now we are working to determine whether there were American citizens on board. That is our first priority.”
Speaking in Wilmington, Del., Obama said the United States was in contact with the Ukrainian government and “will offer any assistance it can to help determine what happened and why.As a country our thoughts and prayers are with all the passengers and families.”