Obama Letter To Jackson Family
President Barack Obama has sent a written letter of condolences to the Jackson family, an Obama adviser said Sunday.
The President had been blamed in some areas for his slow and informal acknowledgement of Michael Jackson’s death, according to the Politico.
“The president has written the family and has shared his feelings with the family,” Obama senior adviser David Axelrod said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Axelrod said that President Obama was prepared to recognize Jackson at a press availability Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, but apparently no reporter brought up Jackson’s death.
“The president obviously believes that he was an important and magnificent performer,” Axelrod said on NBC. “Obviously, he led a sad life in many ways as well but his impact is undeniable.”