Obama indifferent to Christians in Middle East, Sununu says

Obama indifferent to Christians in Middle East, Sununu says
© Greg Nash

Former White House Chief of Staff John Sununu said in an interview on Sunday that President Obama seems to be “indifferent” to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. 

During an appearance on "The Cats Roundtable," a radio show on AM 970 in New York, Sununu said Americans need to keep pressuring their congressmen and senators to “talk some sense into the president.”

“It’s a tragedy what’s happening,” Sununu told host John Catsimatidis. “And I cannot believe that this administration, this president, does not understand that there is a concerted effort to destroy the Christian community in Iraq, the Christian community in Syria in particular, and they’re being slaughtered.”

Sununu, who comes from Greek Orthodox family with roots in the Middle East, said there are tens of thousands of Christians being killed.

“There seems to be an indifference in Washington to what is happening there,” he said. “These are not trivial numbers.”

Sununu served as New Hampshire’s 75th governor and White House chief of staff during the George W. Bush administration.