Via Chuck Todd traveling with Obama in Africa:
Really not all that surprising when you consider the protesters have been attacking Obama for his staunch support of Morsi’s regime.
Update: Obama goes all-in on Morsi.
Via The Hill:
President Obama on Monday declined to call for the resignation of embattled Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi despite the massive protests calling for his ouster.
Obama said the White House is “concerned” about the outbreak of violence in Egypt and is monitoring the situation closely. But the president said Morsi’s election was “legitimate” and called on all parties in Egypt to return to the negotiating table.
“Our position has always been, it’s not our job to choose who Egypt’s leaders are,” Obama told reporters in Tanzania. “When I took a position that it was time for Egypt to transition [away from Hosni Mubarak in 2011], it was based on the fact that Egypt had not had democratic government for decades, if ever. And that’s what the people were calling for.”
Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Egyptians took to the streets over the weekend to demand that Morsi step down. Egypt’s military on Monday threatened to intervene if the uprising against the Muslim Brotherhood leader lasts another 48 hours.