Barack Obama recently skipped Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral for reasons unknown. Now with the passing of the iconic former first lady Nancy Reagan, Obama is once again looking for the exit.
A White House official confirmed on Monday that Obama will not be attending Nancy Reagan’s funeral on Friday. According to Daily Mail, instead of honoring the former first lady, Obama plans to attend the ‘South by Southwest’ festival in Austin, Texas.
The popular technology festival features screenings of movies, musical acts, and multi-media conferences. The event brings together people from the tech industry, film industry, and silicon valley.
While Obama’s participation in the festival was announced 4 days prior to Mrs. Reagan’s death, it marks yet another moment in which Obama failed to honor the passing of another giant in American history.