President Barack Obama’s decision not to attend Sunday’s Unity March in Paris was met with widespread criticism from people on both sides of the aisle.
‘Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart addressed the issue on Monday’s edition of his show with a scathing monologue where he chided the president for not participating in an event largely dedicated to freedom.
“How can Obama not be there?” he asked. “Look at how many world leaders he could have bowed down to and apologized. He missed an opportunity.”
“How can the U.S. not be there when representatives from of such beacons of freedom and lack of censorship as journalist-punishing Russia was there?” he added. “Journalist-jailing Turkey was there. Egypt. Enough said.”
More than 40 world leaders ultimately attended the Unity March in France. 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.
What made the fact that there was no prominent U.S. representative there all the more odd was the fact that Attorney General Eric Holder was in Paris the day of the rally.
Stewart made sure to point this out.
“What the f**k?” he said. “Eric Holder, you were in France! In Paris! At the time of the march and were like, eh?
“Unbelievable! An enormous global rally in supporting freedom of expression after an attack on a close ally and the U.S. was a no-show? It’s going to take a lot to make up for this.”
You can check out Stewart’s entire segment in the video below.
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