Maybe Obama never listens to anything people tell him?
Verse 32 of the Obama Impeachment song: “I found out through the news”
(as if sung by President Obama to the tune of “Please release me, let me go”.
Twenty years in Wright’s Church pews;
I never listened to his views.
Found out everything through news.
I”m hopeless, this is my best excuse.
(The complete Obama impeachment song: https://lenbilen.com/2015/02/25/the-complete-obama-impeachment-song/ )
An Air Force One plane (not carrying the president at the time) made an unannounced pass over the Statue of Liberty on April 27, 2009, It turned out to be a White House-approved photo op, but panicked New Yorkers feared it might be some sort of terrorist attack. The next day, President Obama told reporters,
“It was something that, uh, we found out about, uh, along with all of you.”
On Fast and furious scandal:
“I heard on the news about this story, that, uh, Fast and Furious.”
For good measure, Attorney General Eric Holder—who had been sent regular briefings on Fast and Furious, a case approved by his criminal division—also said he was clueless about the case.
In May of 2013, a reporter asked the president: “When did you first learn that the IRS was targeting conservative political groups?”
Obama answered: “I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this. I think it was on Friday.”
When it became public that the Obama administration had secretly seized phone records of AP news reporters, the White House said President Obama hadn’t known about it.
Obama spokesman Jay Carney told reporters in May of 2013,
“We don’t have any independent knowledge of that, [President Obama] found out about the news reports uh yesterday on the road.”
President Obama said he had no idea his government was spying on foreign leaders as outlined in an Inspector’s General report—until it was leaked to the news. On Oct. 28, 2013 he said,
“I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the IG report before the IG report had been leaked through the press.”
In May of 2014, White House spokesman Carney said that the President was clueless about the waiting list scandal and coverup involving medical care for military veterans.
Carney told reporters, “You mean the specific allegations that I think were reported first by your news network out of Phoenix, I believe. We learned about them through the reports. I will double check if that is not the case. But that is when we learned about them and that is when I understand [V.A.] Secretary Shinseki learned about them, and he immediately took the action that he has taken.”
President Obama says he didn’t know about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email address and server for official business until the New York Times published it in a story. The president told CBS News’ Bill Plante that he found out “the same time everybody else learned it through news reports.”