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Obama Schedule || Tuesday, April 19, 2016

10:00 am || Receives the President Daily Briefing
3:20 pm || Departs for Saudi Arabia

All times Eastern
Live stream of White House briefing at 12:30 pm

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14 Responses to Obama Schedule || Tuesday, April 19, 2016

  1. I’m still curious as to whether Moochelle will be traveling with Barry, or if she’s going to take a separate plane and meet him in London for lunch with the Queen and dinner with Prince William and Kate on Friday.

    I recall some brouhaha last time she went to Saudi Arabia, so my bet is that she’s skipping it and costing us millions of dollars by flying separately to London later in the week.

    January 2015:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/01/27/michelle-obama-forgoes-a-headscarf-and-sparks-a-backlash-in-saudi-arabia/

    • I just checked Mark Knoller’s Twitter and yes, Mooch is taking a separate plane to London and back:

      Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller
      WH formally announces Mrs Obama will join the pres in London Friday for lunch with the Queen and dinner with Royals William, Kate & Harry.
      4:24 PM – 18 Apr 2016

      I did think it was interesting that the weekly schedule from the White House that Keith posted this morning made no mention at all of Moochelle. It was from an AP article linked at Drudge that I learned she would be in London. That news did not come from the WH but from Kensington Palace, probably because they didn’t want to let us know Mooch is taking a separate plane to London and back for one lousy day:

      http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_REASSURING_ALLIES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-04-18-04-00-25

      The White House has said Obama will make the case for why Britain should stay in the European Union, potentially providing a boost to a struggling Prime Minister David Cameron. He and first lady Michelle Obama will also have dinner with Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, along with Prince Harry, according to Kensington Palace.

      • Thanks for the info. What sneaks!
        Dinner with Prince Harry…lol.

        “uh, MrObama, you won’t be having dinner with the Queen, but her grandchildren will be happy to share their family dinner with you and the Missus”

      • Oh, so “Obama will make the case for why Britain should stay in the EU” ? But he will have no success there, I am sure. On the contrary. Many will say, like I do, dear little Barry, stop interfering in European affairs. It is bad as it is, thanks to you and your pals and the Eurocrats. So have your dinner and get lost forever. We are busy trying to bring down, or at least reform , the Behemoth, the EU.

        • Barry has already interfered in elections in Israel and in Canada. Why should anything change? He should keep his nose out of the affairs of sovereign nations. He thinks he’s king of the world!

    • Scrolling further down mark Knoller’s Twitter page I see that the WH was in fact trying to keep the Moochelle part of the trip quiet for now and it was Kensington Palace that broke the news:

      Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller
      Breaks news that Mrs Obama joining @POTUS in London later in the week:

      Kensington Palace @KensingtonRoyal
      The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will host President and Mrs Obama for dinner on Friday at Kensington Palace
      11:42 AM – 18 Apr 2016

      Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller
      Mrs Obama will also join @POTUS for previously announced lunch Friday at Windsor Castle with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.
      11:47 AM – 18 Apr 2016

      Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller
      WH had not previously announced that Mrs Obama would join the president for the UK portion of his upcoming foreign trip.
      11:52 AM– 18 Apr 2016

  2. Happy Patriots Day all. 241 years ago our forefathers fired the shot heard round the world and the spirit of liberty sparked the fire of revolution.
    How we get out of the mess we’re in today with being destroyed from within without another one is beyond me at this point.

  3. Quiz question for today: how low will Obama bow this time when he meets the Saudis? Perhaps he’ll get down on his hands and knees and kiss the King’s little shoes.