Watch President Obama dance the tango after accepting an invitation during a state dinner in his honor in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Posted by NBC News on Wednesday, March 23, 2016
A video of President Barack Obama dancing the tango Wednesday night during a state dinner in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has gone viral across several news outlets.
Reaction to the President’s tango has quickly become a topic of partisan political discussion, with critics saying this morning that he should be less public, especially in light of the recent attacks in Brussels.
For example, this morning on Morning Joe, Nicole Wallace, former communications director for President George W. Bush, blasted the President for the tango choice as well as for attending a baseball game during his recent Cuba visit.
“[Obama’s] policy choice was to proceed with everything on his schedule and not to react to the threat of terrorism and that is his prerogative, but it puts him vastly … out of step with the entire American public, not just Republicans. You heard Democrats yesterday increasingly uncomfortable with the choices he makes at a moment of crisis. There were mothers laying dead while their, you know, family members were at the crime scene yesterday and to look like the priority is to go on a foreign trip instead of pausing for a minute and explaining that to America is a communications crime.”
As expected, Twitter chatter is heating up about Obama’s tango.