President Obama Cries During Connecticut Shooting Press Conference

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A visibly distraught U.S. President Barack Obama fought back tears as he addressed the media following this morning's Connecticut school shooting tragedy.

“The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old,” Obama said during a national TV address.

After pausing to compose himself for five whole seconds, he added, “They had their entire lives ahead of them: birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.”

Then the president wiped the corner of his eye.

The massacre allegedly carried out by Adam Lanza (not his brother, Ryan Lanza, as was first reported) is enough to make anyone sick, but especially parents of young kids.

For Obama, who has two daughters, Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11, with wife Michelle, the thought of 18 children slain at an elementary school kid particularly close.

Obama said that, like other parents across the country, he and wife Michelle will hug their children tonight, and tell them how much they love them.

"But there are families in Connecticut who cannot do that tonight," he lamented.

"And they need all of us right now. In the hard days to come, that community needs us to be at our best as Americans. And I will do everything in my power as president to help."

Obama cited the scenes of other shootings - a shopping mall in Oregon, a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, a movie theater in Colorado and "a street corner in Chicago."

"These children are our children," he said, and "our hearts are broken today."

The president added, "We're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics."

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the victims and their families, as well.

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Ted, you are relentless...lol.
I wish all the best to you and yours this holiday season and my heartfelt condolences to those that have lost loved ones in this horrible shooting.I wish them peace.

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@ barb

Back at you Barb

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He is not MY president...I am Canadian. Are you sure you are an adult???????????

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@ barb

You are a Canadian and you can align verbs with nouns? Impressive.

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Ted, the fact that you really think this article has anything to do with political affiliation confirms my statement.....I assume you are an adult.

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@ barb

Yes I am an adult and the fact that you dodged the (?) tells me you didn't want to answer my question as you talked about the comments. Your president at some point and time must lead. There is no getting around it. Something somehow must PROGRESS!

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The comments on this piece are sickening....I can't believe that so much hate exists in America, and I assume you are adults. May there be peace for those families who have lost loved ones.

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@ barb

I'm guessing the Obama comments hurt your tender feelings?

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Obama looked like he was fake crying to me.

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he is a fake, phony and a fraud. look at all the promises he made when he first ran for office and still hasn't followed through with. guns DO NOT kill people, people kill people. we need to change our justice system and drop these people where they stand after commiting a crime like that, no trial, no nothing, just pull the switch!. .b. HUSSEIN o. could NOT conjure up a tear for anyone no matter how hard he'd try. just look at the phony tape of him. i wonder who wrote his comments?!

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@ meg

Yes- But by voting for him it made the liberal whites look like they are not racist. That's what matters most????? That way on "Fakebook" people from all around will give them a "Shoutout" or is it a "Shutup"? Any fool that would vote for him has Completly lost their ever loving mind! He is a waste of everyone's time.

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Obama is such a phony. The tragic murder of cute little white children is not going to make Obama the terrible cry. The only thing that would make this parasite cry is if his power was taken away.

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@ allsaints45

cute little white children? do you even hear yourself? my god...

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@ tequila911

I'm not sure if he heard it but he did write it! It's true- Obama is as useless as eye glasses on a blind person. He will not do SH*T for the next 4 but sit and blame and watch and blame and this country will fall flat on its face and the worst of it is- your dumbass " TEQUILA 911 voted 4 him. Amazing that you know how to read. What a screwed up bunch of 47% useless percent you must be! What were you thinking?

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ppl are ignorant now A days... SMFH

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this headline should say President Obama "Cries" During Connecticut Shooting Press Conference... seriously why fake tears? you could just be somber while speaking. but anything for sympathy right?
@asleyleann & red state- completely agree!

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obama cry over children dieing? really then y is it ok for a woman to kill an unborn child that hasnt had the chance to even take its first breath? what a 2 faced LOSER!!

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@ ashleyleann soudelier

Abortions and mass murders are not the same. Circumstances surrounding an event change things dramatically. For example, killing a man for no reason is wrong. Killing a man in order to prevent him from murdering a small child is entirely different. Stop comparing situations that have differing circumstances, you won't change anybody's opinion with remarks like that.

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@ ashleyleann soudelier

AMERICA- The only place on earth that sees nothing wrong with killing an innocent unborn yet those same Liberals will stand outside a prison " PROTESTING" the execution of a convicted child killer! Welcome to America!