Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) hit at President Barack Obama's ability to lead on a day when unemployment rose faster than expected and Chicago failed to secure the 2016 Olympic Games.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released September's job numbers, in which unemployment rose at a faster-than-expected pace to 9.8%. Across the pond, the International Olympic Committee cut Chicago as a potential host of the 2016 games after Obama delivered a speech in an attempt to win over the IOC.

Gingirch took to Twitter on Friday to express his displeasure with Obama's decision to travel to Copenhagen without having assured success:

President Obama fails to get the Olympics while unemployment goes to 9.8% Iran continues nuclear program. America needs focused leadership

President Eisenhower had a rule that Presidents of the United States went to the meetings after success had been assured

Somehow charm and oratory dont (sic) seem to work in foreign affirs (sic) but historians have warned that foreign policy is different than campaigning

The president is expected to deliver remarks in the Rose Garden upon his return from Copenhagen. He is currently in-transit.