Was President Obama Fake Crying?
The conspiracy theories are already out there.
In the wake of President Barack Obama’s speech announcing executive actions on gun control, some political pundits – professional or otherwise – contended that the president’s show of emotion when discussing the 2012 Newtown school shooting wasn’t exactly genuine.
Several Twitter users doubted the sincerity of Obama’s moment of sadness, including Oscar-nominated actor James Woods:
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) January 6, 2016
Andrea Tantaros of Fox News was particularly vitriolic in her criticism, saying she would “check that podium for an onion or some No More Tears,” implying the president’s emotion was calculated and forced.
“And the award goes to …” she added.