Fox News' Bob Beckel defended President Barack Obama for not attending Sunday's rally in Paris, contending that the march aimed at showing unity in the face of terrorism was a "foolish waste of time."
"Let me tell you this. I think that march was a foolish waste of time," Beckel said, arguing Obama "has got his air force in the air bombing ISIS" while "none of those 40 countries do."
"But, you know, the idea that these guys perform a terror act like that and it would gather all these world leaders to a place, together, in a symbolic gesture that would get you nothing except more terror," the Fox News host added.
Beckel's response immediately prompted an uproar on social media, with viewers seemingly astonished by his take on the march that attracted millions.
Did Bob Beckel just insult the leaders of world at that rally .... Gawd he's rude @TheFive— Elizabeth Shrugged (@Eliz112362) January 12, 2015
Bob Beckel calls world leaders in Paris,"Wusses" REALLY?" "where were they in Boston?" This was about Freedom of Speech, not just violence.— Connie (@GirlPainting) January 12, 2015
@TheFive For beckel 2defend the absence of high profile US official in the Paris march against Radical Islamic Terrorism is flabbergasting— ManFromNYC (@manfromnyc) January 12, 2015
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