Kerry Defends Obama’s Travels: His Schedule Isn’t ‘Set By Terrorists’

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March 27, 2016 11:51 a.m.

Secretary of State John Kerry defended President Barack Obama traveling in the midst of an attack in Brussels in an interview aired Sunday by saying that the President’s scheduled isn’t “set by terrorists.”

CBS “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson asked Kerry how he would to those who criticized Obama for not suspending his planned trip to Cuba and Argentina in light of the attacks in Brussels.

Kerry turned to Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer.

“My response is to quote Charles Krauthammer, you don’t — the President of the United States’ schedule is not set by terrorists. The President of the United States has major diplomatic responsibilities. He has to engage with other countries,” Kerry said. “You know, life doesn’t stop because one terrible incident takes place in one place.”

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