I stated that the response to its unveiling has been tepid at best. A huge part is the current person in the White House.
First off, it's after all a state-vs-state matter, and even if "the current person in the White House" ACTUALLY KNEW ABOUT IT in the first place (which is not sure he did) and might not like it, they probably couldn't really put a stop to it by themselves all that easily. And this is not even on the same level as, say, Guantanamo.
Second, it's not like anybody really had any doubts all countries spy on each other all the time even if officially they might promise they won't, the only even remotely unusual detail being the level of the "surveillance" claimed to be happening in this particular instance.
Third, it's not really THAT tepid "at home". It's even more tepid OUTSIDE the USA rather than inside of it. Or are you insinuating Obama also controls the international press?
Fourth, it's not such a huge deal as you might like it to be since it pales in comparison to many other crazy things uncovered or happening more or less recently. And most of them have an origin in the Republican side.
Last but not least, IF the alleged mildness of the backlash actually has something to do with who the POTUS is at the time being, that actually would be a plus point for the current POTUS, not a negative one as you seem to insinuate.