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Grinning Obama JOKES during statement on Munich carnage from another Islamic terror attack

  • President Obama briefed law enforcement Friday afternoon on the unfolding mass-murder in Munich, Germany
  • He noted how terrorism undermines people’s freedoms and lifestyles in the absence of good law enforcement
  • Then Obama wisecracked about daughter Malia leaving the nest for college, drawing laughter from the entire room
  • Unfazed, he shifted gears back to the somber subject matter
  • Obama had held a joint press conference with Mexico’s president, one hour before the Munich carnage began, criticizing Donald Trump for exaggerating terrorism threats

As news reports of a gun massacre in Munich crossed the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, the President of the United States was cracking jokes.

Barack Obama delivered a brief update to reporters at the White House about the still-unfolding shooting rampage that left the German city on lockdown.

Eight are confirmed dead, and 10 injured.

The president was speaking to law enforcement agents at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, adjacent to the White House.

But as cameras rolled on the somber moment, Obama grinned and chuckled – and drew laughs from his audience – about his elder daughter Malia leaving the nest and heading for college.


‘Some of you are aware there were shootings in Germany. And we don’t yet know exactly what’s happening there, but obviously our hearts go out to those who may have been injured,’ the president said.

‘It’s still an active situation and Germany’s one of our closest allies. So we are going to pledge all the support they may need in dealing with these circumstances.’

After a pause, he reflected on the impact of the potentially terror-related attacks, and others like it, on Americans.

‘It’s a good reminder



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