President Obama addressed the terrorist attacks in Brussels today ahead of his speech in Cuba, but only spent about 50 seconds offering his support for the Belgium people.
“The thoughts and the prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium, and we stand in solidarity with this in condemning the attacks against innocent people,” President Obama said.
The President vowed to support Belgium in bringing those responsible for the attacks to justice.
“This is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together regardless of nationality or race or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism,” he said. “We can and we will defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world.”
President Obama returned to his speech to the people of Cuba, reminding them that he was making a historic gesture to their people.
“Havana is only 90 miles from Florida, but to get here we had to travel a great distance — over barriers of history and ideology, barriers of pain and separation,” he said.