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Obama talks about gay Russian athletes at presser after nobody asks about them


In one of the more disjointed and scattered press conferences in recent memory, President Obama took a moment to speak about gay rights in Russia after having been asked a question about that subject by nobody in particular:!/guypbenson/status/365915296701218817

Obama, segueing from a question about Edward Snowden’s temporary asylum in Russia, the cancelled summit with Putin and the general failure of the “reset button” to improve U.S./Russian relations, started talking about gay rights in that country as it pertains to their Olympic athletes:!/JessicaTaylor/status/365915334445768704

Here’s the video:

Clearly Obama was in no hurry to get to Benghazi questions:!/jimgeraghty/status/365915457598930944!/MangyLover/status/365915274702110720!/deppisch/status/365915436312821760

Obama’s explanation got a little confusing:!/redsteeze/status/365917391089184769

Perhaps one reason Obama veered into that subject is because he’s been a well-known champion of gay rights for several hundred days now:!/NoahPollak/status/365915411948118017

Obama clearly thinks a lack of gay rights in Russia is not a “phony scandal.”


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