WASHINGTON — Isn’t pointing out the complicated rules of Britain’s and America’s respective bat-and-ball sports hilarious?
No — not really.
Both President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron drew silence from a room full of journalists Monday when they tried to joke their way through the opening of a joint press conference. It was an awkward moment from two men who have proven adept at making jokes from the lectern in the past.
Obama mocked cricket as being difficult to comprehend. Cameron mocked baseball for the same reason.
Twitter was not impressed.
“Crickets for that cricket joke,” wrote the Huffington Post’s Jon Ward.
There was some substance at the press conference, even though each man took only one question. But there were not a lot of laughs.
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