Obama received tepid applause and a short standing ovation
Expect the mainstream US media to report this sometime between doomsday and 5 o'clock.
Obama was welcomed by the Black Knight of the Hudson for his speech at West Point on Wednesday, but less than 25 percent of the cadets gave him a standing ovation upon his introduction, the Daily Mail reported.
“Receiving tepid applause and a short standing ovation from less than one-quarter of the audience upon his introduction, Obama argued for a contradictory foreign policy that relies on NATO and the United Nations while insisting that ‘America must always lead on the world stage,’ the paper reported.
He drew cheers from graduating cadets – far more robust applause than his speech itself – by announcing a symbolic pardon for those who were 'on restriction due to minor conduct offenses' as students.
As they graduate, cadets are released from those punishments automatically.
The president's biggest applause line was not for a policy position, but in praise of a former West Point cadet who was wounded in Afghanistan.
But expect the media to run footage of those applause lines and combine them with Obama's less popular foreign policy talking points.