President Obama Defends Not Skipping Baseball Game In Cuba After Brussels Attacks

President Obama and his family react along with Cuban President Raul Castro during an exhibition baseball game in Havana on Tuesday. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
President Obama and his family react along with Cuban President Raul Castro during an exhibition baseball game in Havana on Tuesday. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

In an interview with ESPN during Tuesday’s exhibition baseball game in Havana, President Obama responded to critics who said he should have skipped the event in light of the attacks in Brussels.


“It’s always a challenge when you have a terrorist attack anywhere in the world, particularly in this age of 24/7 news coverage,” he said. “But the whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people’s ordinary lives.

Obama said one of the proudest moments of his presidency was when Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz delivered a profanity-laced speech at Fenway Park following the 2013 Boston marathon bombing.
 
“Probably the only time that America didn’t have a problem with someone cursing on live TV,” Obama said.“That is the kind of resilience and the kind of strength we have to continually show in the face of these terrorists. They cannot defeat America.

SOURCE: Yahoo News – Dylan Stableford