An outspoken U.S. congressman sent out a controversial tweet on Monday comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.
Like many others, Texas Rep. Randy Weber noticed the glaring lack of any prominent U.S. officials at Sunday’s Unity March in Paris, France. The rally was organized in direct response to an assortment of terror attacks that occurred last week and left 17 people dead.
“Even Adolph [sic] Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn’t do it for right reasons,” he wrote.
Weber, of course, is referencing Hitler’s pit stop in Paris in 1940.
More than 40 world leaders attended Sunday’s event. British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov were all among the attendees.
On Monday, the Obama Administration more or less conceded that not sending a major representative to Paris was a mistake.
"It's fair to say we should have sent someone with a higher profile," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.
Although a majority of people seem to agree that the U.S. should have sent someone, few went so far as to compare President Obama to Hitler over it.
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