Obama criticized by Dianne Feinstein for taking fundraising trip during global crises

President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, just before flying off to Seattle, Washington, to fundraisers benefiting the Democratic Party

President Barack Obama will embark on another fundraising trip today – his second since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 – leading a top Democrat to join the chorus of lawmakers voicing concerns that the Commander in Chief’s priorities are misplaced.

Asked about Obama’s three-day fundraising swing down the West Coast this week, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said yesterday that the president ought to put more energy into working with the international community to tackle the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, the Ukraine and Gaza.

“This is a very hard time,” she told MSNBC. “I’m not going to tell the president what to do, but I think the world would very much respect his increased attention on this matter, and I think there ought to be increased attention”…

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