Conservatives Mock Obama For Not Getting Applause At A Press Conference

After President Barack Obama concluded his joint press conference with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the Nuclear Security Summit in the Netherlands on Tuesday, several conservative media outlets noted that his remarks were followed by “awkward silence.”

“Some rustling could be heard as people began to leave, but only one person attempted β€” and failed β€” to begin a slow clap,” the Daily Caller’s Danny Huizinga wrote Thursday.

“After giving a transparently disingenuous speech about privacy and individual rights at the Hague, one person is heard giving a very weak clap,” a post on Top Conservative News reads. “No one else claps at all.”

A local CBS news outlet in Washington, D.C. even picked up the story with the headline “Lone Person Awkwardly Slow-Claps at Conclusion of Obama Summit Remarks.”

But as the Daily Caller realized on Thursday, Obama had been speaking at a press availability attended by scores of journalists who do not usually applaud subjects they cover.

And so they issued this correction:

This article originally reported that the silence ensued after a Wednesday speech. The silence actually ensued after a Tuesday press briefing, where applause is less common.

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