An Army psychiatrist, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, opened fire, killing 13 and wounding 29 in a shooting rampage at a Soldier Readiness Processing Center in Texas.
So, did Mr President change his words to reflect the sombre situation? Not really.
Did POTUS even mention this fresh American tragedy? Well, sort of, in the end.
After waving to the crowd, gurning at a couple of favourites, talking up whatever fucking pointless conference he was at and generally playing the genial 'straight kinda guy' president, he eventually - eventually - gets round to mentioning the tragedy.
If you want to hear him mention it, then you'll have to jump right up to 2 minutes and 25 seconds in. After all, Barry's got some important stuff to discuss prior to that...
As Counting Cats says, at least he wasn't reading 'My Little Goat'. But he might as well have been.