Image: Reuters
Image: Reuters

Image: Reuters

President Obama is facing mounting criticism for failing to return home to deal with what is seemingly a rising threat from the Islamic State to western civilization.

Following his visit to Cuba, Obama attended a state dinner in Argentina, where he wined, dined and danced the night away as several US cities went into high alert following the deadly Brussels Airport attack.

According to a report by the Daily Mail:

At the end of the state dinner, the Obamas were pulled abruptly onto the dance floor by a pair of Latin dancers providing the entertainment.

At first, the woman in the shimmering gold dress seemed content to twirl with her partner, but then she made a beeline for the president and beckoned him to the floor.

The president, who has been known to break into song on occasion but has rarely shown off his moves, declined her invitation several times, but she wasn’t to be deterred and she soon had him sashaying across the floor. It was unclear if the slightly clunky President had been having lessons. Mrs Obama meanwhile tangoed with the male dancer nearby.

Republican presidential candidates have joined the chorus of voices asking the president to come back home and coordinate with other world leaders on the issue of rising terrorism.

Even noted liberal commentator Piers Morgan is criticizing Obama’s actions.