Obama alters campaign trip to travel to hurricane zone
August 31st, 2012
01:58 PM ET

Obama alters campaign trip to travel to hurricane zone

(CNN) – President Barack Obama plans to go to Louisiana on Monday to meet with officials handling the response to Hurricane Isaac, which made landfall this week, the White House said Friday.

According to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, the president canceled a campaign trip to Cleveland, Ohio in order to make the Gulf Coast visit. He will travel from Toledo, Ohio to Louisiana.

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POTUS's schedule for Friday, August 31
August 31st, 2012
08:15 AM ET

POTUS's schedule for Friday, August 31

President Obama holds his first official event since July when he spends the day with troops at Fort Bliss, Texas. While there he'll deliver remarks at the First Aviation Support Battalion Hanger on base and will have a round-table discussion with soldiers and their families. This is his second visit to Fort Bliss since he became President. The last time he was there was exactly two years ago when he visited with troops before making the announcement that the combat operation in Iraq would be coming to an end. Later that evening, he made a statement from the Oval Office in primetime back in 2010. The last combat troops left Iraq on December 17, 2011. This, of courses, is one of the accomplishments that President Obama mentions in most campaign speeches of promises he has kept as president. He'll focus on the anniversary of his announcement with remarks "underscoring his commitment as Commander-in-Chief to responsibly ending those wars, while strengthening the health of our force and providing additional support to combat two unseen wounds of these wars – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries."

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Topics: Daily Schedule • Iraq