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The President’s Day In Manila

U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Filipino President Benigno Aquino III as he arrives for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders meeting in Manila, Philippines, November 19, 2015. REUTERS/Mast Irham/Pool

President Barack Obama is greeted by Filipino President Benigno Aquino III as he arrives for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders meeting in Manila, Philippines

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, wait for the press to arrive during a bilateral meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, talk during a bilateral meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama and Japan’’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, talk during a bilateral meeting

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, listens as Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, talks during a bilateral meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, gets caught in his chair as he stands to shake hands with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, during a bilateral meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, takes part in a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the APEC Summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama, right, and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, share a laugh during their bilateral meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Trudeau says his country will remain a strong member of the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Trudeau and Obama are speaking to reporters after their first formal meeting since Trudeau took office earlier this month. Trudeau ran on a promise to pull Canada's fighter jets out of the U.S.-led air campaign against IS. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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U.S. President Barack Obama answers a reporters question during a meeting with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Obama says Trudeau is a "great boost of energy" for Canada's political landscape. He says he hopes Trudeau will visit the White House early next year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama answers a reporter’s question

Peru President Ollanta Humala (center L) and U.S. President Barack Obama (center R) talk as they arrive to participate in the APEC Summit retreat session on regional economic integration, in Manila, Philippines, November 19, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Peru President Ollanta Humala and President Barack Obama talk as they arrive to participate in the APEC Summit retreat session on regional economic integration

President Barack Obama, center, walks with Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto, left, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, as they arrive for a group photo with leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama walks with Mexico’’s President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canada’’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as they arrive for a group photo with leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit

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U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Peru's President Ollanta Humala as they wait for a group family photo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Pictured from top left, Hong Kong's Chief Executive is Leung Chun-ying, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , South Korea President Park Geun-hye, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. front row from left, Chile's President Michelle Bachelet, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Sultan of Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Philippines President Benigno Aquino III, Peru's President Ollanta Humala, Vietnam's President Truong Tan Sang, U.S. President Barack Obama, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Taiwan envoy Vincent Siew. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Peru’s President Ollanta Humala as they wait for a group family photo. Pictured from top left, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive is Leung Chun-ying, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , South Korea President Park Geun-hye, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. front row from left, Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Sultan of Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Philippines President Benigno Aquino III, Peru’s President Ollanta Humala, Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang, U.S. President Barack Obama, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Taiwan envoy Vincent Siew

President Barack Obama, third right in front, poses for a family photo with other leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Leaders in front row are, from left, Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Philippines President Benigno Aquino III, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, Vietnam's President Truong Tan Sang, Obama, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and Taiwan's envoy Vincent Siew. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)


143 Responses to “The President’s Day In Manila”


  1. November 19, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Hey, PRETTYFOOT, could you use two free tickets to see James LLoyd at South tonight? 9:30 pm show.

  2. 11 Dudette
    November 19, 2015 at 8:03 pm

  3. 12 Dudette
    November 19, 2015 at 8:04 pm

  4. 13 jacquelineoboomer
    November 19, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Evenin’.

  5. 16 Dudette
    November 19, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Still smiling at this one 😀

  6. 20 99ts
    November 19, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Hello TOD – I’ve missed the news the past few days – which appears to have been a good idea.

    Just to advise anyone thinking of downsizing and moving – don’t – and maybe don’t accumulate “stuff” in the first place!

    It’s lovely to see the President being the only adult – as usual

  7. 24 Judith Fardig
    November 19, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Enjoying all the POTUS travel news, as always. Congratulations to Alycee on first.
    Tweeted at those 47 damn Democrats who decided to jump on the xenophobe bus the GOP is driving. What is it with the number 47?

    • 25 Obama Grandmama
      November 19, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      Judith, I emailed my Rep Kurt Schrader about how I was upset with his support for the hysterical fear based GOP led vote to oppose our Country’s immigration rules. I ranted on and on. So annoying!

    • 27 sjterrid
      November 19, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      I emailed my Rep, Donald Norcross, too!

      • 28 Judith Fardig
        November 19, 2015 at 10:22 pm

        Happy to hear it, sjterrid!

      • 29 nathkatun7
        November 19, 2015 at 11:47 pm

        I also sent Dem. Scott Peters of San Diego an e-mail letting him know my disgust at his vote in support of these despicable and heartless Republicans. I had planned to contribute to his campaign, but I will no longer do so. Peters, along with his fellow 46 Democrats who voted with Republicans against Syrian refugees, showed their true character: they lack moral courage.

  8. 30 Dudette
    November 19, 2015 at 8:17 pm

  9. 33 Dudette
    November 19, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    • 34 Dudette
      November 19, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      • 35 Nena20409
        November 20, 2015 at 1:58 pm

        Hmm?
        Yeah, right.
        How come Armstrong Williams has been booked on TV/Cable for months as Dr. Ben Carson’s Adviser and Business Manager?
        😆 🙄 😆 🙄

  10. 37 edp4bho
    November 19, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Evening TOD. I cannot stomach the thought of PBO not being my president in the future. No one better on the horizon !

  11. November 19, 2015 at 8:23 pm

  12. 41 JER
    November 19, 2015 at 8:24 pm

  13. 43 amk for obama
    November 19, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    I see that the boneless dems have joined with the cowardly thugs in knee-capping their president. They all realize that the rest of the world is watching the constant demonization of people of other races, religion and colour, right?

  14. November 19, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks so much, NW. I feel like I’m missing much of PBO’s trip this time around. It’s great to know you are here!

  15. 49 Anna
    November 19, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    LL, always enjoy reading your posts. “Thieves are the most paranoid of people.” That describes so many in the government. My suggestion regarding the refugee issue, for every refugee we accept, 2 RWNJs will be given up to go fight for the homeland of the refugee so they can return to live there in peace. Maybe, just maybe, then the RWNJs will understand why these people are refugees. Doubt it.

  16. November 19, 2015 at 8:49 pm

  17. 56 Anna
    November 19, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    NW, a big thank you for keeping me up to date on our wonderful President Obama, the one that I am more glad each and every day that I voted for twice!

  18. November 19, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    • 59 jacquelineoboomer
      November 19, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      When I saw that earlier, I thought to myself, “No thanks, @TheDemocrats, I’ll contact him myself, directly.” Ha! Don’t worry, people, I’m only going to send him a friendly birthday tweet – not march myself to D.C. 🙂

      • 60 jacquelineoboomer
        November 19, 2015 at 9:36 pm

        I see, upon reflection, that I used “myself” three times in that comment. I should have written “me, myself and I.”

        Ha! Just trying to cheer up … (almost typed “cheer myself up,” but I won’t let that happen again!). #ShouldaHadALongerNapEarlier

    • 61 Dudette
      November 20, 2015 at 1:04 am

      I signed the card, but I’m not donating as long as DWS is head of DNC. Nope, nuh unh!

  19. 62 JER
    November 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm

  20. November 19, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you for your great posts re: the President’s trip….

  21. 66 arapaho415
    November 19, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    GE TODville.

    In response to Dudette’s comment upthread…

    Don’t watch CNN, so don’t have a clue who this person is, but agree with @buzzfeedandrew that this makes about as much sense as GOPolitico firing their only Black reporter at the time for saying that #NoTermMitt only feels comfortable around people like himself (can’t remember his last name, his first name is Joe).

  22. 72 amk for obama
    November 19, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    has hillz weighed on this 24×7 fear mongering yet

    • 73 jackiegrumbacher
      November 19, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      I think she has several times, AMK. It’s just that our media prefers to focus on the over-the-top Republican candidates, not the sensible ones. At one point she said this fear mongering was a new low for Republicans.

      • 74 amk for obama
        November 19, 2015 at 11:11 pm

        Excellent. I am so glad at least the dem prez candies are keeping their wits about this they-are-gonna-kill-us-all hysteria

    • November 19, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      HRC has actually been quite out front in decrying the fear-mongering. But you know, fear keeps eyeballs on the cable news nets, so anything rational and human is edited out.

  23. November 19, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    On some days, the only bright light in a sea of darkness.

  24. November 19, 2015 at 9:32 pm

  25. 79 globalcitizenlinda
    November 19, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I have a suggestion:

    could we take some time and encourage the Democrats in the Senate to block this anti-refugee bill;

    you know, if we don’t pre-empty some of these cowardly Dems they may follow the example of those in the house;

    some may need to hear from their constituents in order to strengthen their perpetually weak political spines

    • 80 jackiegrumbacher
      November 19, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      Global, I don’t think this bill has a chance of passing the Senate. Harry Reid has already said he would block it.

      • 81 globalcitizenlinda
        November 19, 2015 at 10:52 pm

        I hope Sen Reid is able to hold the caucus together;

        I am afraid that after today’s house vote, I don’t trust some of the Dems => they fear their own shadow

  26. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    November 19, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Have Rachel’s show on, in the background. She just interviewed Martin O’Malley.

    My take: He’s really got to get out more. Every time he answers a question, he’s so intense and long-winded and overblown about it, it seems nobody’s asked for his opinion in a long, long time, and gosh darn, he’s giving it now! Slow down, Martin. Smell the roses.

  27. November 19, 2015 at 10:08 pm

  28. November 19, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    😀 😀

  29. 93 Vicki
    November 19, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Steve Israel, DNC leadership and Jewish, voted for the anti-refugee bill.
    Cong. Israel seems to have missed the lessons of history.

  30. November 19, 2015 at 10:17 pm

  31. November 19, 2015 at 10:32 pm

  32. November 19, 2015 at 10:40 pm

  33. 101 Judith Fardig
    November 19, 2015 at 10:45 pm

  34. November 19, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Donald Trump is a racists disgrace

    • 105 amk for obama
      November 19, 2015 at 11:18 pm

      How did Nancy allow the cowards from her party vote for this xenophobic ‘bill’?

      • November 20, 2015 at 5:49 am

        i think that may have voted for the bill…but then when the override comes they will vote against it…it think they wanted to show that they were “tough on FP”….political posturing..i hate it…just stand up for what is right…sometimes you do not get a 2nd chance to do the right thing

  35. November 19, 2015 at 11:17 pm

  36. 109 JER
    November 19, 2015 at 11:19 pm

  37. 110 amk for obama
    November 19, 2015 at 11:21 pm

  38. 112 JER
    November 19, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Local Time…

  39. 117 JER
    November 20, 2015 at 12:19 am

  40. 118 JER
    November 20, 2015 at 12:29 am

    President Obama Holds a Young Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Town Hall. Watch the live stream! – November 20, 2015 3:10 AM EST.

  41. November 20, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Okay, America, you´re overdoing it. This picture is too much.

    http://postimg.org/image/idgqxyo2f/

  42. 126 carla4obama
    November 20, 2015 at 1:18 am

    Just emailed my rep. Scott Peters of Ca who voted Yes with the repugs today.
    Message Subject: Syrian refugees vote
    Message Text:
    Sad day for America and Democrats. Mr Peters..I know you represent a conservative district….I’m in it (Scripps Ranch)….but really? I gave frequently to your campaign when Carl DeMaio ran against you…I believed in your integrity. Your Yes vote regarding the Syrian refugees was cowardly and feeds the fear and hysteria… and weakens our party. The backbone of our party…oh…we have none. Glad the new speaker got your vote. Shameful … you could of acted with courage.

    Would you like a response? Y

  43. November 20, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  44. November 20, 2015 at 6:02 am

    • 129 globalcitizenlinda
      November 20, 2015 at 7:28 am

      isn’t she the same person?

      if so, it seems its okay to editorialize against PBO but not the republicans

    • November 20, 2015 at 7:34 am

      She’s the same person PF58, and the her tweets are contradictory. On one hand she’s attacking POTUS for supposedly not fighting ISIS, and on the other hand she’s then attacking a bill that supposedly purports to do just that. She’s ignorant, unprofessional, and an attention-seeker and anyone giving her sympathy is enabling that.

    • 132 Nena20409
      November 20, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      1001% proving that CNN is only concerned and would suspend a Reporter, if and ONLY the target of the disparagement is solely directed at Pres Obama, a Dem or Left Leaning Policies.

  45. November 20, 2015 at 6:05 am

    Donald Trump’s Plan for a Muslim Database Draws Comparison to Nazi Germany
    by VAUGHN HILLYARD

    NEWTON, Iowa — Donald Trump “would certainly implement” a database system tracking Muslims in the United States, the Republican front-runner told NBC News on Thursday night.

    “I would certainly implement that. Absolutely,” Trump said in Newton, Iowa, in between campaign town halls.

    “There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases,” he added. “We should have a lot of systems.”

    When asked whether Muslims would be legally obligated to sign into the database, Trump responded, “They have to be — they have to be.”

    …………………..

    Rabbi Jack Moline, executive director of the nonprofit Interfaith Alliance, drew the same comparison Thursday night.

    “My father was in World War II, and he fought to preserve America against what the Nazis were doing,” Moline told NBC News.

    “This is exactly why there is an America, to not be like that,” he said.

    Trump was repeatedly asked to explain how his idea was different. Four times, he responded: “You tell me.”

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/trump-says-he-would-certainly-implement-muslim-database-n466716?nc=4444

  46. 134 globalcitizenlinda
    November 20, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Good Morning Everyone!

  47. November 20, 2015 at 7:10 am

  48. 138 sherijr
    November 20, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Very enjoyable interview w/ POTUS and PM Trudeau, you really did good Canada 🙂

  49. 139 globalcitizenlinda
    November 20, 2015 at 7:18 am

  50. November 20, 2015 at 7:35 am

    A very, very, very belated but HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE thank you, Nerdy!!!!!

    Morning!

    https://theobamadiary.com/2015/11/20/early-bird-chat-592/

  51. November 20, 2015 at 7:43 am

  52. 143 Nena20409
    November 20, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Great Post, NW.
    Thank you for keeping Us well informed.


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