President Barack Obama spoke out on the tragic death of one of the world’s most legendary performers yesterday. Pop the lid for his condolences
“Obviously Michael Jackson was a spectacular performer and a music icon. I think everybody remembers hearing his songs, watching him moonwalk on television during Motown’s 25th anniversary”. But the president also said, look,”He had aspects of his life that were sad and tragic. And my condolences go out to the Jackson family and to the fans that mourned his loss.”
When asked why the White House didn’t release a formal statement, Gibbs replied, “Because I just said it.” Obama has yet to speak to any members of the Jackson family, and it is unclear if he will. Gibbs also joked that reporters had been to shy to ask the president about it directly during his press availability with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He added a dig at those pundits who were annoyed by the staged Huffington Post question on Tuesday saying, “I could have arranged it through a third party.”
Michael Jackson’s legacy has touched so many. He will be forever missed.