White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs conveyed Obama’s sentiment towards the family via a press conference today. When asked what the President’s reaction was, Gibbs replied:
"He said to me that obviously Michael Jackson was a spectacular performer and a music icon and I think everybody remembers hearing his songs and watching him moonwalk on television during Motown's 25th anniversary.”
Gibbs continued by saying, "But the president also said, look, he had aspects of his life that were sad and tragic.”
Gibbs said the president's "condolences went out to the Jackson family and to fans that mourn his loss."
That was such a nice gesture for Barack Obama to do. We’re sure it means a lot to the entire Jackson family.