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Chris Matthews' Excuse for Obama's Lackluster Speech in Germany? The Sun

"I think he was really struggling with the text there."

MSNBC host Chris Matthews was unhappy with President Barack Obama’s performance in Germany on Wednesday, claiming his big speech fell a little flat.

Some believe the president’s address lacked its usual theatrical “oomph” because he read from prepared notes instead of his usual teleprompter.

And why did the president use notes instead of the teleprompter?

Matthews believes the sun is to blame. Yes, the president was forced to read from prepared notes because his teleprompters were catching the sun's glare -- and in the process “ruined” everything for the president.

“I think a lot of the problem he had today was the late afternoon sun in Berlin ruined his use of the teleprompter and so his usual dramatic windup was ruined,” Matthews said after the speech.

“I think he was really struggling with the text there.”

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(H/T: NRO). Featured image YouTube screen grab.

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