President Obama has decided to skip former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s funeral to instead attend the Austin film and music festival, South by Southwest. This has drawn heavy criticism, and is seen by many as a slight towards both the Reagan’s and the Republican Party. In response, Nancy Reagan’s son, Michael, has responded to the President.
Political commentator Michael Reagan slammed President Barack Obama for not planning to attend the funeral of his stepmother, Nancy Reagan, on Friday — telling Newsmax TV that “it seems that Barack Obama has never learned the right thing to do.”
“It would’ve been nice if he would’ve honored Nancy and been there, but I’m not surprised again,” Reagan, the eldest son of Mrs. Reagan and President Ronald Reagan, told host J.D. Hayworth on Newsmax TV’s “America Votes: 2016” in a telephone interview from Thailand. “Imagine if Nancy were a Democrat, liberal — or if Ronald Reagan was, he probably would be there.“Sometimes, there’s a right thing to do,” he told Hayworth. “Whether you agree with something or not, sometime it’s just the right thing to do. He just keeps on missing the ball on that one.”
President Obama will be attending the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Texas. First Lady Michelle Obama and former Democratic first lady Hillary Clinton will attend Nancy Reagan’s funeral.
Obama does know what he’s doing. He’s choosing not to go. He’s insulted the Reagan family before, so this lines up with his past patterns. However, perhaps it’s better that he not attend. Obama makes everything political, and twists it to his agenda. So it’s safe to assume it would be the same here too.