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Dick Morris: Paris Snub Shows Obama 'Doesn't Give a Damn'

By    |   Monday, 12 January 2015 03:30 PM

President Barack Obama's decision to sit out the march against terrorism in Paris is a "deliberate snubbing," but it partly comes from his hostile view toward Europe in general, veteran political analyst Dick Morris tells Newsmax.

"Obama said all he needed to say by not going to Paris, by not sending [Vice President Joe] Biden to Paris, by not sending [Secretary of State John] Kerry to Paris, by telling [Attorney General Eric] Holder when he was in Paris to come home and not participate in the march," Morris told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Monday.

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"Every other world leader, including [President Mahmoud] Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority, showed up to link arms in that procession," he explained.

"[Former French President] Jacques Chirac was the first foreign leader to come here after 9/11, [French newspaper] Le Monde ran a headline [following 9/11], 'We're all Americans today,' and for Obama not to have gone and not to have sent anyone [significant] is outrageous," he contends.

The rally in Paris on Sunday was attended by Jane Hartley, U.S. ambassador to France, but Obama's absence has been widely criticized.

"It shows that this basically is a 'Get lost! I got elected last time I ran, the congressional elections are over, don't bother me presidency,' " he added.

According to Morris, Obama's absence at the rally was "a deliberate snubbing."

"It falls under a subset of a president who really basically at this point doesn't give a damn," he said.

In addition, the veteran political analyst, who served as political adviser to former President Bill Clinton, said that this isn't the first time Obama has snubbed the French, and that he has a "decidedly hostile view" of Europe.

"He thinks Britain and France are the colonial powers that oppressed his father's native Africa, that's why he sent the bust of [former British Prime Minister Winston] Churchill home, and that's why he didn't show up in Paris," he explained.

"When [Obama] was in Paris on a . . . visit [with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, he] invited him to dinner at the Elysee [Presidential] Palace, the greatest honor you could have. He said, 'No,' "He said that he and [first lady] Michelle just wanted to eat out alone in Paris that night."

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