Obama's 'breaking down' over Connecticut shooting massacre moves web pundits and twitterverse

15 December 2012

Washington, Dec. 15 (ANI): US President Barack Obama reportedly broke down while giving a public statement, addressing the massacre that took place at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut.

Web pundits and the twitterverse were moved by Obama's tearing up as he spoke on national television, saying, "Our hearts are broken today."

"You don't often see the president of the United States showing such emotion, wiping away tears as he speaks of these little kids - five- to ten-year-old kids - the majority of the victims that were killed in this mass shooting in Connecticut today," Politico quoted CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, as saying.

"I've got to tell you, I've covered a lot of presidents, I haven't seen a president emerge as emotionally charged," he added.

According to the report, CNN's John King said that the president was so filled with emotion because the tragedy was "incomprehensible."

"This is incomprehensible and that's one of the reasons the president is so sad as he delivered that statement right there," King said.

On Fox News, Ed Henry said on air that the shootings from Obama's first term, including the one in Tucson, Ariz., in which then Rep. Gabby Gifford was survived being shot and six others were killed in January 2011, have taken an "emotional toll" on the president, the report said. (ANI)