After watching President Barack Obama's speech in Orlando Thursday, Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz said it was obvious the War on Terror is "not as close to his heart" as gun control.
"I think President Obama today gave a very emotional speech," Kurtz said. "Unfortunately, as you said, he’s had a lot of practice at it, paying tribute to the victims and also pivoting toward gun control."
"I think everybody can see that," he said. "It doesn’t seem like it is as close to his heart."
Kurtz later took to Twitter to say he "shouldn't have phrased" his comments the way he did, adding that he just feels Obama "takes a more detached approach in discussing war," as compared to gun control.
I said tonight President Obama doesn't speak of terror war with the same emotional intensity as discussing its victims or gun control 1/2— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) June 17, 2016
I shouldn’t have phrased it that it's not as close to Obama’s heart, just that he takes a more detached approached in discussing war 2/2— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) June 17, 2016
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