D.C. Whispers: Obama Waves Off Intel Briefing – “Don’t Bother Me With This Sh*t”
Hours prior to taking off for his Martha’s Vineyard millionaires’ paradise vacation, White House staff in conjunction with someone from the Pentagon, attempted to update the president on international security concerns, namely those focused on both Syria and Iraq, as well as the ongoing Gaza conflict, an attempt that was brushed off by a clearly annoyed Barack Obama who wanted nothing more than to turn his back on the demands of a job he long ago grew tired of.
The staff member in question was apparently Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken. The name of the Pentagon official could not be confirmed.
Blinken entered Barack Obama’s private, second floor study and then soon after was seen following the president down the hallway adjacent to Valerie Jarrett’s office with the Pentagon official in tow. A clearly annoyed President Obama waved away Blinken’s attempt to have a moment to update the president on the various situations in the Middle East, the Commander in Chief mumbling the following as he then quickened his pace toward the Private Residence:
“Don’t bother me with this sh*t. Update Susan or take it to Denis. You know the drill.”
Blinken and the Pentagon official were left standing in the middle of the second floor hallway and then soon after made their way back downstairs to the West Wing.
August 14, 2014