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Obama administration sends 3 officials to Michael Brown's funeral, sent zero to Margaret Thatcher's

Obama sends 3 officials to Michael Brown's funeral

President Obama ruffled British feathers last year when no White House officials attended the funeral services of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Obama himself also failed to make an appearance.

The administration, though, according to Fox News, sent three high-end officials to the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer in St. Louis, whom The New York Times described as "no angel."

In attendance at Brown's funeral today were two officers from the Office of Public Engagement, as well as the chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force. Attending Thatcher's funeral were two former secretaries of state and a former ambassador.

Obama also drew criticism recently for failing to attend the funeral of Major General Harold Greene, "the highest-ranking U.S. military officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War." The president was on vacation in Martha's Vineyard at the time.