President Obama is receiving a hero’s welcome from Tanzania, a possible reflection of the fact that Tanzania shares a long border with the president’s ancestral homeland of Kenya.
From the press pool report:
Massive crowds lined the main road from the airport to watch POTUS motorcade, in some places five and six rows deep for miles, according to the press pool report. You pooler saw one man wearing an American flag shirt pump his fists in the air in excitement as the motorcade passed.
At one point the road narrowed to the point that it felt like the motorcade was wading through a sea of people. Many were waving little American flags.
At the airport, Obama was greeted by a military band that played the Star Spangled Banner – twice.