You would think that with the ongoing violence in the Middle East, the recent international air disaster over Ukraine, and the massive influx of illegal immigrants on our Southern border, the White House would cancel the president’s upcoming trip to the West Coast for Democratic party fundraisers.
Mr. Obama is scheduled to leave Washington Tuesday and headline a party event in Seattle later that night. He will then attend Democratic fundraisers in California before returning to Washington on Thursday.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Monday that Mr. Obama effectively can do his job while on the road, and that he will be capable of monitoring the conflict between the Israeli military and Hamas, the investigation into the downed plane and any other foreign crises that may arise.
Pres Obama proceeding with 3 day Dem fundraising trip tomorrow and can do his job wherever he happens to be, says @PressSec.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 21, 2014