President Obama on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” made his first public statement on a frightening worldwide warning of an imminent terror attack, saying it’s “significant” but Americans should not cancel their vacation plans.
Obama told funnyman Leno tonight that the terror warning, which prompted an unprecedented closure of US embassies across the Muslim world and a global travel alert for Americans, was “significant enough that we’re taking every precaution.”
The president also tried to reassure unsettled by reports that al Qaeda was planning an “enormous” strike that officials have compared to 9-11.
“The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident, unfortunately,” said Obama.
Despite the looming threat, the president urged Americans to go on vacations but in a “prudent way” and to “show some common sense.”