“It seems to a lot of observers that you made the political calculation in 2008, in your first term, and in 2012 not to talk about gun violence,” Tapper said. “This is not the first incidence of horrific gun violence of your four years. Where’ve you been?”

“Here’s where I’ve been, Jake. I’ve been President of the United States,” Obama replied. He said he had to respond to the economic crisis, saving the automotive industry and ending two foreign wars. “I don’t think I’ve been on vacation,” he added.