People are beginning to hit their heads against the wall every time Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails come up in conversation. Her opponent Bernie Sanders has long been “sick and tired of hearing about [her] d*mn emails!” and President Obama is in the same boat. When questions about Hillary’s emails followed him to a serene memorial for dead souls half way around the world, he lost it.
The president went to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum to mark the 71st anniversary of the U.S. atomic bomb drop on that city. At a press conference, when President Obama was trying to deal with world peace and the tragic consequences of nuclear war, he offered to take one additional question. Then, when the reporter asked about Clinton’s email, he just snapped:
‘You know I take it back – I’m not taking another question. We’re in Japan, don’t you have something to do with Asia that we want to talk about? I’ll be talking about this in Washington the whole time.’
‘Look, I’ve already said a lot on those issues — I think these are better directed to the campaign.’
But the reporters were like a dog with a dinner steak; no way were they going to let go of this juicy topic. Another reporter asked President Obama whether Clinton needed to release the text of her quarter-million-dollar speeches at Wall Street. The president moved the topic to something else, according to Winning Democrats:
‘During the course of the primary, people say things that they think will help them get some votes, and once the campaign is over, they move on.’
Then, President Obama went on to talk about uniting the Democratic Party once the primaries are over:
‘The vision that they care most deeply about has the best chance of passing Congress and getting passed by a president and that Supreme Court nominees are confirmed and all the things that make for a functioning, effective government.’
‘The noise that is going back and forth between the candidates at this point … if you want insights into how they’re thinking about it, those should be directed to them.’
On his historic trip to Vietnam, President Obama went to Japan for a two-day summit in Ise-Shima. After that, he traveled with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the city of Hiroshima. As the first U.S. president to go to the city since 1945, our president commemorated the day when 140,000 people died when a U.S. plane dropped its atomic bomb on the city, effectively ending WWII in the Pacific Rim.
Not only does President Obama have to deal with the nagging Clinton email issue, he has been tasked, by default, to settle the world’s concern over the erratic Republican candidate, Donald Trump. In Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, he said he realized that our electoral system is a “mess,” but he believes:
‘The American people are good people, things will be okay, [and he hopes to] highlight his continued commitment to pursuing peace and security in a world without nuclear weapons.’
Watch President Obama’s historic trip to Hiroshima in the video below:
Featured Image: Getty