We assume by responding to the protesters he means start bugging their phones, sic the Egyptian equivalent of the IRS on them and start talking about climate change or something. Anything to distract the rubes.
President Obama on Tuesday called Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, urging him to be “responsive” to anti-government protesters, amid growing political unrest and threats from Egypt’s military to assume power.
“The President told President Morsy that the United States is committed to the democratic process in Egypt and does not support any single party or group,” said the White House in a statement about the call.
“He stressed that democracy is about more than elections; it is also about ensuring that the voices of all Egyptians are heard and represented by their government, including the many Egyptians demonstrating throughout the country.”