Today the White House sent three officials to robber Michael Brown funeral in St. Louis. Officials in attendance were Broderick Johnson, chairman of My Brother’s Keeper Task Force and two officials from the Office of Public Engagement.
Via Fox News:
No White House officials, though, were part of the presidential delegation sent last year to Thatcher’s funeral. For that, the White House sent former secretaries of State George Schultz and James Baker III — as well as the charge d’affaires to the U.K. and the former U.S. ambassador.
At the time, the nature of the delegation stirred controversy in the British media as tabloids claimed British officials felt snubbed that high-level American officials — including President Obama himself — were not attending.
The White House countered that Baker and Schultz’ attendance were “testimony” to Thatcher’s “global stature and reputation.” British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office also denied claims at the time that the administration had snubbed the late prime minister.
The President also went golfing during the funeral of a 2-star general who was the highest ranking officer to be killed in combat since Vietnam.