On Friday, President Trump railed against the "Fake News Media" on Twitter, claiming that President Obama once said there were 57 states in the U.S."When President Obama said that he has been to '57 States,' very little mention in Fake News Media. Can you imagine if I said that...story of the year!"He then tagged Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who had also resurfaced the allegation on her show. So are their claims true? Did President Obama once say there were 57 states?Did President Obama once say there were 57 states? Yes. On a campaign stop in Beaverton, Oregon, in May 2008, then-candidate Obama misspoke, referring to his visits to 57 states. "It is wonderful to be back in Oregon," Obama said. "Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it." After the rally, Obama told … [Read more...] about Did President Obama once say there were 57 states?
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page September 07, 2018 Read a transcript of former president Barack Obama’s speech on Friday in Illinois in which he rebuked President Trump. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hey! Hello, Illinois! I-L-L!AUDIENCE: I-L-L!PRESIDENT OBAMA: I-L-L! Advertisement AUDIENCE: I-L-L! Get Ground Game in your inbox: Daily updates and analysis on national politics from James Pindell. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here PRESIDENT OBAMA:I-L-L!AUDIENCE: I-L-L!PRESIDENT OBAMA: Okay, okay. Just checking to see if you’re awake. Please have a seat, everybody. It is good to be home. It’s good to see corn.(Laughter.) Advertisement PRESIDENT OBAMA: Beans. I was trying to explain to somebody as we were flying in, that’s corn. That’s beans. And they were very impressed at my agricultural knowledge. Please give it up for Amaury once again for that … [Read more...] about Read a transcript of former President Obama’s speech in Illinois
close Video Will Dems sacrifice themselves to oppose Supreme Court pick? Red-state Democrats face difficult decision as President Trump prepares to announce nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent out a dramatic, no-holds-barred fundraising email on Monday saying she is "determined to avenge President Obama if it’s the last thing I do" by preemptively opposing President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Pelosi, 78, is one of several top Democrats -- including Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.-- who already have announced that they oppose Trump's pick without knowing whom the president has selected. Schumer has said the Senate should not consider any Supreme Court nominees during an election year. Meanwhile, Fox News has learned that several red-state Democrats, including three who voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch last year, will not be attending tonight's primetime rollout of … [Read more...] about Pelosi vows to ‘avenge President Obama’ in Supreme Court fight
New Haven Public Schools, elected officials and Southern Connecticut State University held a groundbreaking for the new Barack H. Obama Magnet University School Thursday morning. This will be the first school in New England to be named in honor of President Obama. It is being built on the Southern Connecticut State University campus. "He’s not serving as president currently now, but we know he had a commitment to urban education and we will continue on with his commitment,” New Haven Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Carol Birks said. When the building opens, nearly 500 students from pre-K through 4th grade will attend the elementary school replacing the Strong 21st Century Communications School on Orchard Street. Target Pulls 'Baby Daddy' Father's Day Card Amid Backlash “This school will embody the audacity of hope," Mayor Toni Harp (D - New Haven) said during the ceremony, quoting the former president. The total cost of the project is $45 million. The New … [Read more...] about Groundbreaking Held For New Haven School Named After President Obama
WASHINGTON (Circa) -- President Trump announced the United States will be withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal which was agreed to during the Obama administration. President Obama, congressmen and world leaders are reacting to Trump's announcement on social media. President Obama tweeted a response that has over 10,000 retweets on Twitter and 25,000 reactions on Facebook. "The reality is clear. The JCPOA is working – that is a view shared by our European allies, independent experts, and the current U.S. Secretary of Defense," Obama said. "The JCPOA is in America’s interest – it has significantly rolled back Iran’s nuclear program. And the JCPOA is a model for what diplomacy can accomplish – its inspections and verification regime is precisely what the United States should be working to put in place with North Korea." "I believe that the decision to put the JCPOA at risk without any Iranian violation of the deal is a serious mistake. Without the JCPOA, … [Read more...] about President Obama, members of Congress & world leaders react to Iran nuclear deal withdrawal