President Obama and Senegalese President Sall began their bilateral meeting in Dakar today by discussing the view from Obama’s hotel, the Radisson Blu.
From the pool report:
The print pool missed the spray at the top of the restricted bilat, but TV pooler Wes Barrett says he heard the leaders discussing the view from the Radisson Blu. (Pooler can confirm, it is lovely.)
And what a view it is. Here’s how things look from the “infinite horizon” pool:
Obama’s voyage to Africa has been panned in some quarters as an overpriced vacation that will put taxpayers on the tab for up to $100 million. Wednesday, it was revealed that the president took his mother-in-law and his niece on the trip.
Here, by contrast, is the U.S. embassy in Dakar, where Obama might also have stayed.
Looks pretty much like a prison.
The White House has touted the excursion as an important bridge to Africa that will help spur investment in the continent.