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Obama Schedule || Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9:00 am || Welcomes Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mrs. Abe of Japan to the White House; South Lawn
10:00 am || Holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Abe
Noon || Obama and Abe hold a joint press conference; Rose Garden
7:00 pm || Welcomes Prime Minister and Mrs. Abe back to the White House; North Portico
9:00 pm || Welcomes Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mrs. Abe of Japan to the White House; South Lawn
8:40 pm || Attends a State Dinner with Abe and Mrs. Abe; East Room
10:10 pm || Attends the State Dinner Reception with Abe and Mrs. Abe; State Dining Room

All times Eastern
Live stream of press conference at noon
First Lady Michelle Obama attends all events except the bilateral meeting and press conference

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32 Responses to Obama Schedule || Tuesday, April 28, 2015

  1. Some info on the State dinner:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3057978/Obama-Abe-dine-fusion-food-Hawaiian-twist.html

    I see they’re back to having “celebrity chefs” again, as if the professional WH chefs can’t handle it. This time it’s Iron Chef Morimoto. The article has a photo and description of his “Toro Tartare and Caesar Sashimi Salad.” That is the most ridiculous presentation of a salad that I’ve ever seen. FFS, it’s just a salad! The main course is wagyu beef, of course.

    Also Moochelle will be debuting her new china pattern which, rather than celebrating the WH, honors her husband with its “Kailua Blue” color:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3057260/White-House-unveil-Barack-Obama-state-china.html

    Hmm, I wonder if Baltimore will again be burning tomorrow night as hundreds party it up at the WH.

  2. Do you think Japan will attack China on that island where the Chinese built the runway?

    That’s the question I would ask Abe. However, I’m sure our taxpayer dollars just went into food, smiles, food, smiles, food, smiles, car gas, security, food smiles

  3. WHY was Obummer’s official schedule empty on Monday when he actually had two meetings? He went with PM Abe of Japan to the Lincoln Memorial, (with Ambassador Caroline Kennedy also). Then, when he returned to the WH he met with new Attorney General Lynch and flipped the bird to the WH press corps yet again by not allowing press coverage, just a still photographer:

    Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller
    One Abe pays tribute to another. Pres Obama and Japanese PM Abe making joint visit to the Lincoln Memorial.
    4:20 PM – 27 Apr 2015

    Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller
    WH says visit to Lincoln Memorial a chance for Pres Obama & PM Abe to spend time together at a place of historical significance in the US.
    4:28 PM – 27 Apr 2015

    Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller
    Pres Obama & PM Abe at Lincoln Memorial. (TV Pool photo by @KevinLiptakCNN).
    4:36 PM – 27 Apr 2015
    PHOTO: https://twitter.com/markknoller/status/592789502005006336

    Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller
    Pres Obama and PM Abe look out over National Mall from steps of Lincoln Memorial. (TV Pool photo @KevinLiptakCNN)
    4:38 PM – 27 Apr 2015
    PHOTO: https://twitter.com/markknoller/status/592789995338989568

    Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller
    US Amb to Japan Caroline Kennedy accompanied Pres Obama and PM Abe on visit to Lincoln Memorial, then back to WH with POTUS.
    4:56 PM – 27 Apr 2015

    Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller
    On return to WH, Pres Obama met with newly sworn-in Atty Gen Loretta Lynch. Still photo coverage only. No questions on Baltimore.
    5:23 PM – 27 Apr 2015

    Mark Knoller retweeted
    Major Garrett ‏@MajorCBS
    Facts:
    1. #POTUS just met w/AG Lynch in Oval Office.
    2. Still news photographers only allowed
    3. TV/Radio/Wires excluded
    4. #Baltimore
    5:25 PM – 27 Apr 2015

    Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller
    By excluding reporters, TV and Radio from Oval Office photo op, Pres Obama & AG Lynch avoid questions on rioting in Baltimore.
    5:38 PM – 27 Apr 2015

  4. I just read the article on the events in Baltimore. It is almost incredible. These people say that they want the police to be reasonable and respectful and so they attack, loot, burn and riot. Very logical indeed. It will not exactly benefit the racial stereotypes. It looks like the events take place somewhere in Lagos, Nigeria, however people are probably not as spoilt and lost there. I read an excellent sarcastic comment on the Net : ” What I like best about the Obama presidency is the racial healing…….”. Yes indeed, he is really doing his best , isn´t he ?

  5. First El Jefe will ask Abe how he “fixed” the Japanese economy. Then he’ll probably tell a bad Godzilla joke. Then he’s off to agitate Baltimore a bit.

  6. Will he weigh in on Baltimore or let Lynch do his talking today? What a mess, senior citizen center and a Baptist church burning, no control. Where are the leaders?

    H