When Indian officials refused to back down, Gibbs intervened, announcing on the steps of the Hyderabad House, the main venue at the Indian equivalent of Camp David, that he would pull Obama out of his bilateral meeting with Singh unless “the White House 8” were allowed inside.
Really? The Press Secretary decides to whom and when Obama can talk?
Is the President so not in charge of his own staff that they can speak this way in public? Or is that just the way things work in the Obama administration? Obama has been an empty suit, guided by others his whole life so the staff guides his every move?
Either way, it’s shocking.