Obama to begin 9-day Asia-Pacific trip
November 11th, 2011
12:27 PM ET

Obama to begin 9-day Asia-Pacific trip

President Obama begins one of the longer trips he has taken during his presidency today, making stops in San Diego, Hawaii, and then the Asia-Pacific region.  All told, he'll be gone for nine days.  CNN Wires has the preview:

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama begins a nine-day trip through the Asia-Pacific region Saturday with a stop in Hawaii for a weekend economic conference where he will press for progress on a trans-Pacific free trade agreement.

The administration is taking care to highlight the importance of strong Asia-Pacific relations to the president's efforts to create jobs domestically.

"The U.S. exports to this region are essential to the president's goal of doubling U.S. exports in the next several years," Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, told reporters in a briefing Wednesday. "In fact, nearly all of the efforts that we're going to be making towards that export goal take place in this part of the world."


Topics: President Obama • The News

soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. jerry

    yes...he is in Hawaii and everything there is locked up with the huge convention there...a total mess. The cabies are charging a $100 for a ten mile trip...why don't this moron stay stateside and wok on jobs?

    November 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
    • Howard

      Instead of continuing his non-stop demands for Americans to give up a portion of their incomes ... why doesn't this fool just stop spending and squandering America's hard earned money on stupid expenditures??? Obama has increased our national debt by 4 TRILLION dollars in just 3 years. He sends Billions to countries who hate us. He uses crony capitalism to irresponsibly throw billions down 'green' rat holes. He forces through Trillion dollar unconstitutional, corrupt, 'pass it to see what's in it', pork laden, legislation, which is destroying our economy. He uses the failed, bankrupt policies of Europe, as a blueprint for America's fragile economy. He gets America's credit rating to drop, for the first time in 50 years. All this, and more, while he and Michelle throw OUR hard money around like water, on their extravagant personal trips, parties, and indulgences. The only way to save America, is to throw this lying scoundrel out of office.

      November 12, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Check this one out!


      Might be informative to the Tea Party'ers.

      (Trying to convert some of the Tea Party'ers (wink))

      November 12, 2011 at 6:59 pm |
    • MikeInCarolina

      We still have plenty morons left here on stateside. Their at their PCs posting insults and name calling because they don't know anything intelligent to write but still feel the need to vent thier hatred and bigotry. Sean Hannity calls them "Great Americans" and they believe it.

      November 13, 2011 at 6:29 pm |
  2. wastelandpast

    Why don't they arrest this guy for wasting good oxygen?

    November 11, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
    • MikeInCarolina

      So, you don't understand the purpose of the trip, can't write anything intelligent about it but still feel the need to post something negative about Obama. Your post says much more about you than him. He's the POTUS. Try to get over it. We endured GWB for 8 years without turning into ranting extremists and hate mongers. Man up and quit whinning.

      November 13, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
  3. Howard

    Well, I guess this trip will take the heat and media scrutiny off obama for at least 9 days ... leaving the main stream media free to run endless articles trashing the GOP ... or running filler pieces, like tho one about an Indonesian exhibition praising obama's radical mother.

    November 12, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
  4. 1FreeWorld


    What the hey!!!!

    Is this guy real???

    Check it out and report back!

    November 12, 2011 at 7:15 pm |
  5. MikeInCarolina

    Rush Limbaugh on Friday told listeners that this was another Obama vacation. What is it that has the GOP and conservatives in general addicted to lies and misinformation? The plain truth is never good (or bad) enough. I believe that decent Americans can see right through the motives and inspiration behind this juvenile anti-Obama campaign that is plainly backlash from them never getting over Obama winning the presidency in spite of their best efforts to smear him once he was nominated.

    November 13, 2011 at 6:23 pm |
    • jean2009

      Anyone who would waste time listening to Hannity and Limbaugh are freaking morons.

      November 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
  6. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Tell it MikeInCarolina..I agree!

    November 14, 2011 at 12:01 am |
  7. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Jean...I think it maybe a fairly good thing for some of us who can stand it and God knows I can't, to keep up with what Limbaugh, Hannity and the rest of those nuts over there are doing and saying, so we can have a better idea of what 'new animal' we're having to debunk each day. LOL! I used to flip back and forth to compare the story deliveries on all of the cable newsstations until I got to the point I couldn't stomach their faces and lying voices anymore; but we just may need a traveling spy; you think?

    November 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm |
  8. Liz Carter in Georgia

    ...Thanks for keeping us abreast of the Limbaugh/Hannity 'new spin and propaganda of the day' and their perptuating dumbing-down of the stupid, MikeInCarolina! Somebody has got to have a strong stomach to infiltrate 'the enemy'....thanks for being a strong, brave troop!

    November 14, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Why are Liberals so obsessed with Fox News? I think they watch it more than any other group.

      November 14, 2011 at 11:03 pm |
      • jean2009

        Not me.....just the sight of their faces and sound of their voice makes me nauseous.

        November 15, 2011 at 9:47 am |
  9. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Not me either Jean! I liked to have knocked my flat screen off the wall. Can't afford that!

    November 16, 2011 at 5:39 pm |