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Sep
14

The President in Estonia

@dougmillsnyt: President Obama greets a group of children as he arrives at the Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, Estonia

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Today (all times US Eastern)

9:10 AM President Obama delivers remarks; Nordea Concert Hall, Tallinn

10:20 AM: The President and Prime Minister Roivas of Estonia receive a briefing on NATO Reassurance; Tallinn Airport hangar

10:25 AM: The President and Prime Minister Roivas of Estonia deliver remarks to U.S. & Estonian Service Members; Tallinn Airport hangar

10:55 AM: Departs Tallinn, Estonia en route Fairford, United Kingdom

1:55 PM: Arrives Fairford, United Kingdom for the NATO Summit

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President Obama’s press conference from this morning

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@petesouza: Instagram from window of Air Force One approaching Estonia

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President Obama and Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves review the honor guard at Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn

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President Obama greets Estonian school children waving U.S. and Estonian national flags during a welcome ceremony at the Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, Estonia

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President Obama at his press conference. Photo by Pete Souza

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128 Responses to “The President in Estonia”


    • 2 hopefruit2
      September 3, 2014 at 7:53 am

      Congrats Chips on #1! These are some beautiful pics :)

      I notice that countries love to have their young meet our President – they want their country’s future to have a part in this important historical event. And the kids respond to him so well…

    • 4 Betsy
      September 3, 2014 at 10:19 am

      Good Morning Chips. Congrats on first!!! :)

  1. 5 Sandy1110
    September 3, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Hello!

  2. 7 vcprezofan2
    September 3, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Chips! “FURST”??? I suppose I should be happy you haven’t changed in a week! Oh, okay, I AM happy!

  3. 14 africa
    September 3, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Happy Wednesday TODers.

    Heeeeya Chips!!

    A pleasure to wake up to my president’s smiling face.

  4. 19 jackiegrumbacher
    September 3, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Morning Chips and Sandy. I find it interesting that for all the macho preening by Republican war lovers and for all the gun sales and arsenal building Republicans brag about, they are the ones who are the first to cower with fright when the international situation gets tough. They want the president to take on the bad guys for them so they won’t have to worry about the shadows in the corner or the monsters under their beds. Then there are the soulless pundits and GOP candidates who want an attack on their own country so the president will look bad. But they wear a flag pin on their lapels so it’s okay.

    • 20 Betsy
      September 3, 2014 at 10:24 am

      This is so true jackie. Have you noticed too, that the comments anywhere are becoming more shrill and hateful, and that the pundits and GOP congresscritters are becoming more hateful as well. I really hear a desperation in their voices as if they want to block out their own sense of reality. It’s becoming: “me doth thinks he protests too much”. I have never found them credible, but many around me are beginning to catch on.

  5. 21 amk for obama
    September 3, 2014 at 8:00 am

    why aren’t you in bed?

  6. 29 vcprezofan2
    September 3, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I like the first media question – take a lesson American media.

    • 30 99ts
      September 3, 2014 at 8:28 am

      US media is too dumb/stupid/full of hate to learn VC – why they attack PBO is no longer in doubt. History – and the world – is not on their side.

      • 31 vcprezofan2
        September 3, 2014 at 8:33 am

        Do you think they will ever realize that the ‘world’ has left them behind?

        • 32 jackiegrumbacher
          September 3, 2014 at 8:46 am

          No, VC. In their little, tiny bubble world, they are cocks of the walk and that’s all they see or care about.

          • 33 vcprezofan2
            September 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

            Sad, really, because with real and nuanced reporting they could have played a vital part in this president’s effort to move the US and the world forward!

  7. 34 africa
    September 3, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Dana Milbank has an article out bemoaning President Obama’s “happy talk.” It is “unnerving” to him.

  8. 36 vcprezofan2
    September 3, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Compton, didn’t fail in ignoring the Estonian leader 0 typical self-centred US-MSM

    • 37 vcprezofan2
      September 3, 2014 at 8:26 am

      /smh/ You can tell I’m out of it – just realized that I’m listening to the earlier presser and responding like we are all on the same page. :roll: :roll: Apologies. I’ll get back to normal …soon?

  9. 38 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Gooood Morning Friends! [a-a-achooo!... Sniffle, sniffle]

    [How'd the tissue box get behind the nightstand? Ugh... moan]

  10. 44 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 8:22 am

  11. 48 99ts
    September 3, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Good morning everyone – wonderful pictures – the world loves PBO – they know he speaks for the US – the US media is becoming a world wide joke in their interpretation of reality.

  12. September 3, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Beautiful shot from Pete:

  13. 54 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    September 3, 2014 at 8:32 am

    CATCHING UP ON MY ENERGIZER BUNNY PRESIDENT…HIS NOTE TO ESTONIA…”A NATION THAT SHOWS WHAT FREE PEOPLE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER.”….UNFORTUNATELY…NOT HIS UNGRATEFUL OWN…I HAVE NO GREAT FEELINGS ABOUT AMERICA…I HAVE SEEN THE WAY THEY HAVE TREATED THIS AMAZING PRESIDENT. I PRAY FOR HIM BECAUSE I HAVE GREAT FEELINGS FOR MY GOD WHO WILL INDEED TAKE CARE OF MY PRESIDENT. YOU CAN SEE THE PRESIDENT’S SADNESS OVER STEVEN SOTLOFF IN HIS EYES…YOU CAN’T ERASE THAT…THIS BRINGS TEARS TO HIS NATO VISIT. PEOPLE LIKE US WITH COMPASSION FIND IT DIFFICULT TO COMPREHEND SUCH EVIL…YOU ARE LOVED PBO…FORWARD WALKING ON YOUR TEARS………………….

    • 55 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      September 3, 2014 at 8:37 am

      AM WAITING FOR THE BIG SPEECH…WILL CATCH UP ON THE PREVIOUS WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE….THE PIC W/ THE PINK CLOUDS….PINK CLOUDS WHEN YOU SEE THEM ARE THE PRESENCE OF GOD’S LOVE..A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT TO BEHOLD.

  14. 56 JER
    September 3, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Good morning BFF and TOD.

  15. 57 JER
    September 3, 2014 at 8:39 am

  16. 59 Ladyhawke
    September 3, 2014 at 8:41 am

    FLASHBACK:

    ANN COMPTON & THE “TAKE OFF YOU BEDROOM SLIPPERS” FLAP

    those bedroom slippers……

    ———————————-

    Ann Compton, White House correspondent for ABC News Radio, asked:

    “Twice you answered that you heard the President tell other groups to stop complaining. Can you tell us whether any other groups have been told to “take off their bedroom slippers”? And should anybody in the ballroom that night take offense at the President’s admonishment to “take off their bedroom slippers and start marching”?”

    —————————————

    http://theobamadiary.com/2011/09/29/those-bedroom-slippers/

  17. 61 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    September 3, 2014 at 8:42 am

    BEAUTIFUL PICTURES AS ALWAYS FROM SOUZA…GOD HAS GIVEN HIM SUCH A WONDERFUL GIFT TO SHARE WITH ALL OF US…AND THANK YOU CHIPS ALWAYS FOR POSTING OUR TIMES TO WATCH HIS SPEECHES…IT’S HARD ENOUGH BEING BLONDE AND LEFT HANDED..LET ALONE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT OVERSEAS TIME SCHEDULES!…TA-DAHHHHHHHHH!

  18. 62 JER
    September 3, 2014 at 8:42 am

  19. 63 JER
    September 3, 2014 at 8:49 am

    STREAM IS UP: President Obama in Tallinn, Estonia – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  20. 68 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    September 3, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I WAS AT THE DEM CAMPAIGN OFFICE OPENING FOR JOE HOGSETT IN INDY YESTERDAY….I HAVE A GREAT FEELING ABOUT THIS…HE’LL SWEEP MAYOR BALLARD BACK UNDER THE ROCKS WHERE HE BELONGS. IT WAS A SUPER OPENING CROWD AND PEOPLE ARE VERY GLAD HE IS RUNNING..BALLARD HEADS AN OLD CRONIE ESTABLISHMENT THAT NEEDS TO BE CRUSHED AND CRUSHED BADLY!…I HAVE MY HOGSETT T-SHIRT….WILL WEAR IT TO A RIGHT WING BIBLE STUDY AND MAKE ATTENDEES VOMIT…LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

  21. 69 HZ
    September 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Good Morning/Evening, my Chips and beautiful TOD family. Chips, thanks for all of this beautifulness on this early morning. The children are so lovely as they greet PBO. I so enjoy seeing him interact with the children. These are wonderful moments in their lives that will forever be gracious ones to tuck in their little precious hearts. Plus, these smiling faces give so much joy to our wonderful and brilliant President.

    Chips, you are the best traveling partner ever. TY, my love. Hug my Danny for me please. Love you for all that you give us, Chips. HZ

    • 70 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      September 3, 2014 at 8:54 am

      GOOD MORNING SWEET HZ…THE PEOPLE OF ESTONIA ARE NEVER GOING TO FORGET THIS VISIT…A SITTING PRESIDENT WHO CARES AND COMES TO SEE THEM…:)

      • 71 HZ
        September 3, 2014 at 9:46 am

        Good Morning beautiful SUE. This will indeed be a moment in history where these young beautiful people will hold very dear from our great President, Barack Obama. May your day be a joyous and peaceful one. Love you dearly, SUE. HZ

  22. 72 arapaho415
    September 3, 2014 at 8:54 am

    GM TODville,

    Sorry to say I slept through the President’s “meet-and-greet.” Love the pageantry and glimpses of foreign culture at these events. :(

    So I missed this…

    • 73 arapaho415
      September 3, 2014 at 8:56 am

      I love the fact the boy is from “the countryside.”

      I’ll bet plenty of American children feel/felt the same way, unless they succumbed to peer or adult pressure along the way.

  23. September 3, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Good morning all. Very happy to see you back safely vc. Welcome home! Great pictures to start the day. We are so spoiled. Thank you over and over again Chips.

  24. September 3, 2014 at 8:58 am

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/live has started!

    Good Morning TODVille!

    Congrats to Chips on the gold so hardly earned!!!

  25. 81 arapaho415
    September 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Putin has to rank somewhere near the top of the “unhinged-madmen” rulers:

  26. 83 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    September 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

    OH NO…THE CNN WOLF AND PANEL ARE GATHERING TO COVER PBO’S SPEECH….YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS…ALOT OF CHATTERING FROM KNOW-NOTHINGS!

  27. September 3, 2014 at 9:03 am

    He’s already hammered Molotov-Ribbentrop :)

  28. 85 hopefruit2
    September 3, 2014 at 9:06 am

  29. September 3, 2014 at 9:09 am

  30. 87 Linda
    September 3, 2014 at 9:11 am

    msnbc decided to yap during first 10 min of this speech.

    • 88 hopefruit2
      September 3, 2014 at 9:14 am

      No surprise there. That’s why I’m using the link that Chips provided for us to watch online. No use giving MSNBC ratings they don’t deserve.

      • 89 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        September 3, 2014 at 9:43 am

        I ALWAYS HAVE TO GO TO CHIPS BECAUSE THESE ANCHORS HAVE SUCH INFLATED EGOS…AND THEY PRETEND THEY CAN SOLVE EVERY WORLD SITUATION THEMSELVES…PLUS…DROWNING OUT THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IS NOTHING BUT SHEER STUPIDITY!

  31. September 3, 2014 at 9:11 am

    ” … a sovereign, independent EUROPEAN Nation … ” <<< that's gotta leave a deep cut in Putin's butt ….

  32. September 3, 2014 at 9:13 am

    POTUS is not playing.

  33. 92 hopefruit2
    September 3, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I look forward to the Ukrainian President’s visit to the US later this month. :)

  34. 93 hopefruit2
    September 3, 2014 at 9:16 am

  35. September 3, 2014 at 9:19 am

    The good thing about Chuck Todd no longer being part of the WHPC…is that there is one less pundit to ask “gotcha” questions at international press conferences..

  36. 101 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 9:26 am

    We really do have the BEST President ever… anywhere, anytime!
    I <3 My President!

  37. 103 hopefruit2
    September 3, 2014 at 9:29 am

  38. September 3, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Hi Everyone….Have a great day and evening all. Posting below a fantastic reference tweet from one of the best Tweeters on the #Ferguson backstory…recommended reading. Night all…

  39. 110 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Excellent live tweeting of the President’s speech from the US Embassy Tallinn

    https://twitter.com/USEmbTallinn

    Hashtag #ObamaInEstonia

  40. 111 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 9:35 am

  41. 112 desertflower
    September 3, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Morning everyone…I’m here! Just listening intently to the President speak…wise, wise man.

  42. 114 desertflower
    September 3, 2014 at 9:37 am

    WP must be acting up today…my comment posted BEFORE the last comment. One of THOSE days, huh?

  43. 115 hopefruit2
    September 3, 2014 at 9:39 am

  44. 116 jackiegrumbacher
    September 3, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Wow! I am so blown away by the president’s speech. I want to be able to read it to fully absorb it because it was so much to take in at one sitting. I hope Tsar Putin heard every word and does not underestimate this president like the idiot GOP and pseudo Dems in this country. We are for one hell of a ride in the days to come.

  45. 117 JER
    September 3, 2014 at 9:40 am

  46. September 3, 2014 at 9:40 am

    • 119 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      September 3, 2014 at 9:48 am

      I LOVE THOSE WORDS FROM PBO….THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO CARRY THEIR BIAS AND PREJUDICE AND UPHOLD IT WITH THEIR IGNORANCE AND ARROGANCE WILL HAVE TO ANSWER TO GOD BECAUSE HIS JUSTICE PREVAILS…ALWAYS!.

  47. 121 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Song played as President Obama walked off stage after his speech. Excellent choice! :-D

  48. 124 JER
    September 3, 2014 at 9:41 am

  49. September 3, 2014 at 9:45 am

  50. September 3, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Lots more very good photos of POTUS in Estonia here:

    http://news.err.ee/v/politics/29084c01-de66-4f1a-afbb-b92157bce42b

    There is also a shot of a couple of guys who I’m guessing make it their job to protect the President and make me feel QUITE reassured!

  51. September 3, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    So excited to see more pics of our president…
    Soon I will catch up to everyone…
    Wow…so much to absorb.
    Thanks everyone for your input.
    TOD is the best!


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