February 11th, 2011
12:13 PM ET

Obama watches Egypt revolution

According to NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor, President Obama was informed of President Mubarak's decision to step down during a meeting in the Oval Office. He then watched TV coverage of the crowds celebrating in Cairo for "several minutes" outside the Oval Office.

Obama did not speak with President Mubarak or Vice President Sulieman today prior to the announcement, per Robert Gibbs.

Topics: Egypt • President Obama • The Buzz

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  1. Tomaz

    America has lost a strong ally in mubarak. france lost one too in tunisia. When the king is oust in saudi arabia thing will change for the best in the middle east. Next up is west africa. Ivory Coast must be free from UN and the french army must leave. Pls voice support and save ivorians lives by posting A PEACEFUL SOLUTION IS PREFERED TO SAVE COTE D'IVOIR. MILITARY INTERVENTION IS NOT AN OPTION!!! THANK YALL PEACE AND FREEDOM LOVERS.

    February 12, 2011 at 1:27 am |