‘Where Have You Been?’: ABC’s Jake Tapper Calls Out Obama in Testy Exchange...
President Obama today justified his failure to address gun control earlier in his administration by saying he was busy with other issues.
“I’ve been president of the United States,” Obama said defensively in response to a question by ABC’s Jake Tapper, who had asked, “Where were you?” The president asserted he had to deal with priorities like the economy and health care. “I don’t think I’ve been on vacation,” he said
Obama spoke at a White House briefing room press conference staged after he had announced a new task force led by Vice President Biden that will come up with recommendations by January for for addressing the massacre last week in Newtown, Connecticut.
Obama seemed to acknowledge that he might have erred in waiting so long.