At a joint press conference with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete on Monday, President Barack Obama neglected to mention the nineteen firefighters who lost their lives fighting wildfires in Arizona until prompted by a journalist’s question–and then blamed the journalist when he forgot to answer the question.

From the White House transcript, near the end of the record:

Q: And the wildfires?

THE PRESIDENT: Oh, thank you. See, this is what happens when I’ve got too many questions. Obviously, the news is heartbreaking. And our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the brave firefighters who are out there.

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