President Obama declined to comment on a newly brokered cease-fire between Israel and Hamas during a turkey pardon ceremony at the White House on Wednesday. Via the White House pool report:
Only one intrepid reporter shouted a question at the end of the seven-minute event: “Mr. President can you comment on the ceasefire in the Middle East?”
But POTUS only smiled broadly while the audience broke into laughter at the awkward juxtaposition of real news at the hokey event.
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