It wasn't for the reason one might think.
As Obama began delivering his remarks, he interrupted the CBS network broadcast of The Price Is Right, quickly sending hardcore TPIR fans to Twitter to complain.
Here's a sampling:
Is Obama really talking through the beginning of the price is right? Priorities America...— Christina Zychowski (@edgarallenhoe) May 21, 2014
Why is Obama always doing speeches during the Price is Right?? Come on man....— Courtney Kay (@courtneykay707) May 21, 2014
The old people at the casino are throwing a hissy fit because Obama is giving a speech and they can't watch the price is right— Heidi Jewett (@hjewett16) May 21, 2014
Of course the first morning I'm home I want to just lay in bed and watch The Price is Right but NO, Obama has to speak at 11am— Toni-ann (@tonianncanovaaa) May 21, 2014
Obama has a live interview right as the Price is Right should be starting. Reason number 384 no likes you.— eℓℓa.™ (@elllaa__) May 21, 2014
#youknowitsabaddaywhen Obama is on instead of the price is right!— Lauren joy O'Neill (@laurennjoyy) May 21, 2014
If Obama takes up one more minute of my price is right, I'm going to throw the remote at my tv.— Ethan Narber, PIC ✈ (@EthanNarber) May 21, 2014
Obama gives a speech about the VA and I have to miss the first twenty minutes of The Price Is Right. #ThanksObama [literally] :(— Dennis McCole (@DMcColeMusic) May 21, 2014
Obama's press conference interrupting the price is right today is really going to hurt his chances for a 3rd term.— Y u Ackin Like That? (@LuvDaH8ters) May 21, 2014
At least one person pointed out that some of the complainers might have other things that they should be worrying about.
Shouldn't the people complaining that Obama interrupted the Price is Right be at work?— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) May 21, 2014