YUKKING IT UP: President Barack Obama took a joking and tone-deaf detour from his Friday remarks about a gun mass murder that may be terror-related, chuckling about how he would miss his daughter Malia when she goes to college

YUKKING IT UP: President Barack Obama took a joking and tone-deaf detour from his Friday remarks about a gun mass murder that may be terror-related, chuckling about how he would miss his daughter Malia when she goes to college

As news reports of a gun massacre in Munich crossed the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, the President of the United States was cracking jokes.

Barack Obama delivered a brief update to reporters at the White House about the still-unfolding shooting rampage that left the German city on lockdown.

Eight are confirmed dead, and 10 injured.

The president was speaking to law enforcement agents at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, adjacent to the White House.

But as cameras rolled on the somber moment, Obama grinned and chuckled – and drew laughs from his audience – about his elder daughter Malia leaving the nest and heading for college.

WHY HE WAS THERE: Obama told law enforcement agents next door to the White House that 'Germany's one of our closest allies, so we are going to pledge all the support they may need in dealing with these circumstances'

CLICK  FOR VIDEO