President Joe Biden was excoriated for hosting a barbecue and enjoying a concert in the Rose Garden as reports emerged that four U.S. citizens were killed and Americans were likely taken hostage in the Hamas attack in Israel.
On Sunday, US sources said at least four Americans were killed in the Hamas attacks. The death toll of US citizens in Israel is expected to rise.
Sources also said at least seven Americans are missing in Israel.
Michael Herzog, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, confirmed that several Americans were taken hostage by Hamas in Gaza.
Ron Dermer, Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs, confirmed the report saying“I think there are dozens of hostages. I can tell you that there are American hostages among that number.”
Also on Sunday, President Biden hosted a barbecue at the White House as the war between Israel and Hamas raged on.
At 11:34 a.m. Biden called the end of the day.
A White House pool report found that Biden entertained guests in the Rose Garden on Sunday afternoon.
Brian Bennett – senior White House correspondent for Time magazine – asked about a live band playing in the Rose Garden in the late afternoon and early evening.
The White House responded: “The President and First Lady are hosting a BBQ for the White House Executive Residence staff and their families.”
The president enjoying a soirée while American citizens are held hostage by Hamas has struck a chord with many.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.): “As Hamas holds Americans hostage, Joe Biden enjoys a picnic with a live band.”
Political commentator Stephen L. Miller: “This is damn annoying. Americans are dead and held hostage. Biden went to the grill and Blinken implored Turkey to call on Israel to step down. I’ve never seen anything like it. Always.”
Ron DeSantis Rapid Response Director Christina Pushaw: “Disgusting.”
Political strategist Joey Mannarino: “At least FOUR Americans are believed to be dead in Israel and Joe Biden is too busy with one grilling party at the White House. This guy is really sick.
Conservative commentator Katie Pavlich: “While countless Americans are being held hostage in Gaza, attacks on civilians continue in Israel, the president said Biden is hosting one grilling.”
Political advisor Steve Guest: “As the saying goes, Nero played while Rome burned. Joe Biden literally takes part in one grilling and listening to a live band as Israel burns due to Hamas terrorist attacks. History repeats itself.”
Libs from TikTok: “With Americans currently being held hostage by Hamas terrorists, Biden decided to spend his evening hosting a party at the White House. Absolutely despicable.
Twitter personality Amiri King: “Israeli citizens are being raped, tortured and slaughtered, less than a month after Biden released more than $6 billion in funds to Iran as part of a prisoner swap on the anniversary of 9/11. What is Biden doing? Biden says, “Fuck it, finish before noon and have a barbecue with live music in the Rose Garden.”
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