Source: Why Obama decided to talk about Egypt
In an official White House photo, President Obama speaks with National Security Staff members regarding the violent situation in Egypt on Thursday. He's currently vacationing on Martha's Vineyard.
August 15th, 2013
11:50 AM ET
1 year ago

Source: Why Obama decided to talk about Egypt

(CNN) – President Barack Obama spoke out against violence in Egypt Thursday, saying the United States "deplored" violence against civilians.

The speech was a call for calm on both sides.

A senior White House official told CNN's Jake Tapper that Obama was briefed on the situation in Egypt by National Security Adviser Susan Rice Wednesday.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Borderless

    I'm going with–BECAUSE IT'S HIS JOB!

    August 15, 2013 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  2. Wake up People!

    Sometimes I wonder exactly which site I'm posting on.... Really.

    Let me answer your question for you.....
    Because he is the President of the United States. Period.
    Damn.

    August 15, 2013 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  3. Data Driven

    Sigh, more conservative bait.

    There's not a story within a continent of this upload, CNN. Grow up.

    August 15, 2013 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  4. Captain Awesome

    So the violence in Egypt has been going on for several weeks now and NOW the president decides to make a public statement? Is this part of his "Lead from Behind" strategy?

    August 15, 2013 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |