February 10th, 2011
05:19 PM ET

Tracking the White House's reaction to Mubarak

WASHINGTON (CNN) - As he flew back to the White House from Michigan, President Obama watched the speech delivered by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, according to reporters traveling on Air Force One.

In keeping with the administrations cautious approach to this “fluid” situation, Obama made no attempt to react to the latest development.

As he walked from Marine One back to the Oval Office for a meeting with his national security team, reporters shouted, “Did you speak with Mubarak? Did Mubarak go far enough? Anything on Mubarak?  The president ignored all three questions.

A White House aide later told CNN “we don’t have any immediate comment.”

Topics: Egypt • President Obama • The News

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  1. john2397

    Did Mubarak only or Obama too fooled US?
    Did only Mubarak fool his army and masses and the world audience or Obama too who was sure in his speech that Mubarak is leaving and the history is being made in Egypt. If like us all; Obama also felt that Mubarak has fooled every one in his speech, America must take some forceful measures to remove Mubarak form Egypt and handover him to the Hague Court for crimes against humanity charges. He has killed several opposition leaders and many Egyptians who have opposed his regime. This dictator should not make mockery of our prestige and reputation. Is some other powerful nation is behind him, who is giving him full support to stand-up to Obama?

    February 10, 2011 at 6:06 pm |