July 24th, 2012
04:08 PM ET
PORTLAND, Oregon (CNN) – One day after delivering remarks to thousands of veterans at the VFW convention in Reno, Nevada, President Obama sat down with a smaller group of veterans for breakfast.
Three veterans from the Portland area sat down at the Gateway Breakfast House to discuss issues such as care for disabled veterans, services in rural areas, and PTSD.
Most of the meeting was out of the view of cameras but pool reporters heard several references to his remarks yesterday in Reno.
The previously unannounced stop occurred just after Republican candidate Mitt Romney finished his remarks at the same VFW convention. Romney slammed the Obama administration for defense cuts and intelligence leaks.
"The president’s policies have made it harder to recovery from the deepest recession in 70 years, exposed the military to cuts that no one can justify, compromised our national security secrets. And in dealings with other nations he has given trust where it is not earned, insult where it was not deserved and apology where it is not due," Romney said.
President Obama continued his campaign swing on the West Coast with two fundraisers held at the Portland Convention Center on Tuesday night.