Geraldo Rivera: Obama Golfing with His 'Old Chums From the Hood' Let Americans Down

Geraldo Rivera: Obama Golfing with His 'Old Chums From the Hood' Let Americans Down

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson,” network regular Geraldo Rivera expressed deep frustration with President Barrack Obama’s reaction yesterday to ISIS beheading American journalist James Foley saying, “Playing golf with his old chums from the hood” was “totally tone deaf and insincere.” 

“I think he let us down,” he said.

Rivera said, “What happened with James Foley is it was a declaration of war against the United States of America by ISIS. ISIS declared itself the Islamic state, in other words, a defacto country in parts of Syria and Iraq, they  declared themselves a country. They committed an act of war against the United States. I think the president of the United States should now say we are at war with ISIS. everything goes.”

“I think we saw the best and the worst of president Obama yesterday,” he added. “I think in terms of his eloquence and his anger and the way he expressed the rage of the civilized world against these people was eloquent and to the point, but then with the ink barely dry on that declaration to turn around and go out with a bunch of cronies. He wasn’t even playing golf with a senator, a congressman, a secretary, a general, he was playing with his old chums from the hood there. It was just really, to me, it was as if he were totally tone deaf and insincere. I’m a person who gives him more credit than most, but I think he let us down.”

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