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American Leaders Do Not Attend French Rally

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As more than 40 heads of state locked arms and marched through the streets of Paris on Sunday, one country was noticeably absent: the United States.

While President Barack Obama took heat from political foes for failing to attend a historic event that drew major world leaders, he also was criticized by members of the mainstream media.

CNN’s Jake Tapper said he was “disappointed” not the President Barack Obama there.

“I don’t mean this as a criticism of the Obama administration, but just as an American, I do wish that we were better represented in this beautiful procession of world leaders,” Tapper said on the air while covering the event.

British Prime Minister David Cameron was there, as was German Chancelor Angela Merkel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmood Abbas were on hand. So were Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. Read_More_button

Source: Greg Richter, newsmax.com