Cheeky media
November 13th, 2010
01:39 AM ET

Cheeky media

From pool press reporter, Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Weisman, in Yokohama, Japan

During a meeting between President Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the Aussie PM said:  "Our two countries are great mates, to use Australian terminology."  She said she passed on her nation's condolences to the US for its losses in Afghanistan.  "We are on the same page on trade," she said, talking up the Trans Pacific Partnership.

As the pool filed out, a reporter said, "Thank you, Mr. President." Someone told Obama it was an Australian. "I knew it must have been an Australian because my folks never say thank you," said the President. At that, the entire American pool said in unison, admittedly with a bit of sarcasm, "Thank you, Mr. President." PM Gillard could be heard chiming in, "There are a few cheeky Australians here."


Topics: APEC • Pool Report • President Obama • The Buzz

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  1. skashy-online

    miks mitte:)

    January 23, 2011 at 8:28 pm |