Obama On Leno

August 7, 2013 by · Comments Off on Obama On Leno 

Obama On Leno, President Barack Obama urged Americans to continue to “live our lives” on Tuesday amid a suspected al Qaeda threat that has closed more than a dozen U.S. embassies.

In his first public comments about the potential plot, Obama told “The Tonight Show” host Jay Leno that the threat was significant.

On “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Tuesday night as President Obama made his first public comments about the latest al Qaeda threat, then joked about Hillary Clinton’s happy, “post-administration glow” at their recent lunch.

However, the president pointed out that the odds of dying in a terrorist attack were less than dying in a car accident.

“Terrorists depend on the idea that we’re going to be terrorized,” Obama added. “We’re going to live our lives.”

Asked if the message was for Americans to delay travel plans, Obama said no, but Americans should exercise ‚Äúsome common sense and some caution.” He encouraged people to check with the State Department or embassies before trips to any potentially dangerous areas.