David Plouffe tries to explain why the administration didn’t call it a terrorist attack from the start by blaming the intelligence community.
The reason we now have stipulated this is a terrorist attack, is that this has come from the intelligence agencies. . .In the days afterward, [that it was a terrorist attack] was not clear.
Also, it was not inappropriate for him to go to a fundraiser in Vegas immediately after the attacks:
No, the president obviously is 24/7 engaged in the job of the presidency. He spent an enormous amount of time in these weeks by the way, in the aftermath of this terrible tragedy. So absolutely not, the president is on-call, 24/7, that just comes with the job.