The crying game continues, with more conservatives stepping up to comment on President Obama’s lachrymose speech on gun violence delivered this week. Some conservative commentators have already advanced the theory that Obama’s tears were faked, and now conservative politicians have joined this important conversation with questions of their own.
While Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that Obama’s tears were sincere, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan were more skeptical. Palin attacked Obama for crying instead of taking action against ISIS, but Ryan suggested Obama does not cry enough:
“I was affected by [Obama’s crying], but I thought we should’ve had the same kind of reaction when James Foley was beheaded, when San Bernardino and Paris occurred. That’s the kind of reaction I had when those occurred.”
Lest you suspect this tearfest in a teapot is limited to the U.S. media, it has also become an international embarrassment, with the United Kingdom’s Telegraph featuring a thorough look at the tear-truther phenomenon yesterday.