139 Responses to “President Obama And Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Hold A Joint Press Conference”


  1. 1 Betsy
    August 2, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Hi everybody. Have a GREAT day!

  2. 2 ouapiti
    August 2, 2016 at 11:42 am

    You, too, Betsy! Hi all.

  3. 4 Allison
    August 2, 2016 at 11:45 am

    • 5 pkayden
      August 2, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      That’s interesting. Need to read up on that.

    • 6 0388jojothecat
      August 2, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      WOW, that’s what Lee Baca did and his 2nd in command got sent to prison.

      • 7 0388jojothecat
        August 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm

        Lee Baca was the L.A, County Sheriffs head man whose department was caught lying to FBI and moving a person of interest around the jail to keep him from spilling the beans on the Sheriffs Dept.

  4. 8 Judith Fardig
    August 2, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Morning everybody. Congratulations, Betsy. We were off celebrating my husband’s 69th birthday. He wanted a politics-free zone for a long weekend. Now let’s hope Hillary’s bounce maintains and gets higher.

    • 9 57andfemale
      August 2, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      Happy Birthday to Mr. Judith!

    • 11 Betsy
      August 2, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks Judith. I had a “politics-free” day yesterday and just read light murder mysteries for the entire day. I’m off for the summer and this has been so great to have such a luxury: time to read. I will be starting “Team of Rivals” tomorrow, and after that Ron Chernow’s “Hamilton” that I got for my birthday from my hubby. I consider that work reading and I have taken the entire month of July to consciously not do any “work reading” and have a real break. I’m glad I did.

  5. 16 donna dem 4 obama
    August 2, 2016 at 11:59 am

    SMH/Stay classy trump supporters…. 😯

    • 17 pkayden
      August 2, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      This is the Trump effect. More racism, more sexism, more Islamophobia and more little children using foul language. So presidential.

  6. 18 amk for obama
    August 2, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    LOL. I see that kenyan is yanking the racist’s chain again.

  7. 20 desertflower
    August 2, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Quite a fascinating press conference.

  8. 21 Don
    August 2, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    This press conference is something else, the Singapore PM is very impressive he is equipped with a sharp mind. And as usually President Obama is on point and on target.

    • 22 desertflower
      August 2, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      So knowlegeable….both of them. Can you imagine what’s his face intelligently having this discussion? Can he even FIND Singapore on a map?

    • 24 mtmarilyn
      August 2, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      i listened to the first 2 minutes of the Thom Hartmann show and he starting by talking about how the Singapore government was one of the most oppressive that we support. I couldn’t listen to anymore. I don’t know much about it. But I am so tired to him (Hartmann) always putting down whatever this President is doing. I’ll have to do some more checking into it.

      I really like the answer the President gave about the TPP. I’ll have to keep it close.

      • 25 0388jojothecat
        August 2, 2016 at 1:22 pm

        I’ve stopped listening to Thom Hartman. He was a Bernie guy for a long time even in 2008. I used to think he was smart but he is a pundit with an agenda. He was raised a Rethug and I believe he is a registered Independent. I don’t know if he was ever a Democrat but he is always telling people who are Democrats to take over the party if you don’t like how things are going. He never tells that to the Rethugs.

        • 26 mtmarilyn
          August 2, 2016 at 2:37 pm

          I agree. I just still every now and then try to listen again but I can never get thru it. Should learn by now but I so want there to be other people on the radio that are sane. Stephanie I love to listen to because you can laugh too. We are so behind in the radio personalities.

          • 27 0388jojothecat
            August 2, 2016 at 7:51 pm

            How are you Marilyn? I saw the pictures from the fire you sent. Hope it’s getting contained so it won’t do any further damage.

      • 28 99ts
        August 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm

        It is very autocratic marilyn, with draconian drug laws (death penalty).

        Changing topic – hope the fire is under control.

  9. 29 desertflower
    August 2, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    There is something really wrong with him

  10. 34 amk for obama
    August 2, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Pope Francis has set up a special commission to study whether women will be allowed to become deacons in the Catholic Church.

    The issue has historically troubled the Church, with many opposing the appointment of females.

    The commission of seven men and six women will study the issue, and look into the historical role of women in the early years of the Church.

    Deacons are a clergy rank one below priest.

    They are ordained ministers who can preach or preside over weddings and funerals, but cannot celebrate Mass.

    Supporters say women are poorly represented within the church and that appointing female deacons would give women greater sway in decision-making.

    The Pope first remarked in May that he was willing to set up a commission to study the issue.

    He had told senior members of women’s religious orders he was open to the issue of considering female deacons: “It would be useful for the Church to clarify this question. I agree.'”

    The Vatican also clarified that the Pope was not considering the possibility of ordaining women priests.

    Currently all Catholic priests and deacons are male. Priests must be celibate, but deacons can be married men.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36951554

    • 35 jackiegrumbacher
      August 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      The wheels of the Catholic church move so slowly it’s as if they traveled by oxcart, instead of cars. How many millennia is it going to take to get a female pries?. Enough is enough. You do not need a male organ to consecrate the host much less be a deacon!!!!!

      • 36 amk for obama
        August 2, 2016 at 4:10 pm

        The same shite in every other effing ‘religion’. At least, this guy is talking about it.

  11. 37 desertflower
    August 2, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    THIS WAS DAMN PERFECT!

    • 38 amk for obama
      August 2, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      and the #ods dictates the punk will & must stay as their nominee. well played, kenyan.

      • 40 catrst
        August 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm

        Far be it from Obama to miss an opportunity to push a little on their obstinate defiant disorder. Or is it reverse psychology. Amazing man. This will effect the seats in the legislature as people don’t know how they will answer who is now running as the head of their party.

    • 41 pkayden
      August 2, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      President Obama is so smart. He knows that if he encourages Republicans leaders to withdraw their endorsement of Trump, they’ll do the opposite and that will only help Secretary Clinton. Go Hillary!!

  12. 42 desertflower
    August 2, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Babies know:)

  13. 43 amk for obama
    August 2, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    speaking of contrast

  14. 44 Claire
    August 2, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I’m watching Pres. Obama’s conference and I want to cry because we will never have a BRILLIANT, intelligent, diplomatic GODSEND of a president like this again. Warren and Sanders have greatly disrespected Pres. Obama ….they should sit back and LEARN how to govern, how to lead, and what a REAL PROGRESSIVE is… who makes progress.

    This is a president who knows how to work with cultures around the world. A president who time and time demonstrates that he knows what he is doing (as evidenced by being elected TWICE with a coalition of voters of ALL demographics). He TOLD Sanders and Warren he had negotiated the TPP in a way that would benefit Americans. Yet, they looked down on him as if he is too stupid to know what he is doing as if they are better than him. He still has not earned their trust. They still will not give him the benefit of doubt. He still is not privileged enough to earn the trust of some Democrats even though he had NOTHING to do with NAFTA.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA IS THE MOST INTELLIGENT PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THIS NATION.

  15. August 2, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Another masterful press conference. I really like PM Lee – he’s sharp, honest, direct and good natured. Loved all the questions and answers on TPP. I really DO hope POTUS has a forum after the election to talk about it. People need to hear the truth.

    • 48 Claire
      August 2, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      And the Democrats will ignore him. Guaranteed after today’s conference his own party won’t even discuss the topic of the conference. They won’t have his back. They’ll be focused on trump. The rest of the world will be focused on TPP. sometimes I feel like Pres. Obama has to be a one man party.

      • August 2, 2016 at 12:37 pm

        He talked about having the forum after the election, “when the dust settles.”

        • 50 Claire
          August 2, 2016 at 12:51 pm

          Oh I know, but you won’t hear Democrats building the ground work for that discussion. You won’t hear them making rational arguments for having a discussion. They act like they are all for getting rid of it. Then when he tries to have a discussion anyone who acts as if they are willing to listen will be called “traitors” , sell outs , corrupt. That conference showed the rationality, reason, and openness surrounding TPP. Everyone acts like Pres. Obama has been secretly trying to betray their trust. Democrats need to be out there now letting people know that they are open to listening. But, it’s like we have a tea party wing that demands that everyone swear allegiance to them or we’re traitors to what they have declared to be the party principles.

  16. 51 Nerdy Wonka
    August 2, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    • 52 No Child Left Behind
      August 2, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      I respectfully disagree with my POTUS. I want the Orange Man to remain in the race so that he can be crushed comes November! I don’t want any “sane” rethug. I want Donald Trump!!!

      • 53 JER
        August 2, 2016 at 1:17 pm

        POTUS is baiting GOP to double-down on Trump. If POTUS is for it, the GOP is against it.

        ‏@DKThomp
        a) Unforced error, now GOP has to embrace Trump; OR
        b) 27-dimensional chess: he’s baiting GOP to double-down on DJT

      • 54 pkayden
        August 2, 2016 at 1:28 pm

        Republicans hate President Obama so much that if he says something, they’ll do the exact opposite. There is no way they’re going to withdraw their endorsement now that President Obama has encouraged them to do so. President Obama is playing with them. Love it!

      • 55 SUEDUVALLSMITH
        August 2, 2016 at 1:41 pm

        WE DON’T NEED THE VIOLENCE TRUMP SPREADS..NCLB..TRUMP NEEDS TO GO!..ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND HE SHOULD NOT BE SPEAKING IN FRONT OF CHILDREN!

  17. 57 Ladyhawke
    August 2, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    • 58 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      August 2, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      I AM VERY PROUD OF THE ENERGIZER FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST TRUMP..IN MANY WAYS..ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

  18. August 2, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    • 61 pkayden
      August 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      This is great and important news. I suppose the 9% will throw away their votes on Johnson or Stein but so glad the vast majority of them saw the light.

  19. 62 Nerdy Wonka
    August 2, 2016 at 12:37 pm

  20. 64 amk for obama
    August 2, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    LOL.

  21. August 2, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    back to work ….

  22. August 2, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    HAHAHA!

  23. 67 JER
    August 2, 2016 at 12:47 pm

  24. 69 HZ
    August 2, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Good morning my TOD family. Waking up to the voice of our president is a true blessing indeed. I am so proud of his intellect, his compassion, and his hard working daily for our country. I continue to pray for wisdom to be granted to our president. HZ

  25. August 2, 2016 at 12:50 pm

  26. 71 desertflower
    August 2, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Dangerously ignorant and fucking unhinged.

  27. August 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Effortless trolling …..

    back to work …. 🙂

  28. 86 desertflower
    August 2, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    That’s the thing about pathological liars. Never know which “truth” is really true….

  29. August 2, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    • 89 0388jojothecat
      August 2, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Yep, whatever PBO wants them to do…..they do the opposite. So folks don’t worry about the GOP kicking DJT to the curb as long as PBO tells them they should.

    • 90 pkayden
      August 2, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      And Trump should bring down Republicans as they continue to tie themselves to his political fortunes. Hope the House and Senate flips because people are so pissed off by Trump.

  30. 91 JER
    August 2, 2016 at 1:27 pm

  31. 92 JER
    August 2, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    LIVE NOW: Secretary Kerry hosts a State Lunch with Vice President Biden for Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Department of State. http://www.state.gov/index.htm

  32. 94 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    August 2, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    CLASS THIS EVENING..GOTTA’ RUN AND GET THINGS DONE!

  33. 98 CEB
    August 2, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Another one of the many things that our POTUS and FLOTUS do better than any other First Couple that I have observed is the grace with which they perform the continental two cheek greeting. No awkward,” should I or shouldn’t I,” no bumping noses,. none of that awkward body positioning that I have seen some do who are really uncomfortable with any type of closeness. I just love watching them interact with foreign guests.

    PS. I hope PM Lee brought another of those shirts for PBO even though he said that he would not wear one here. He looked beautiful and natural in “the Shirt” unlike everyone else who was there. For a man who cares little for clothing, our PBO wears everything well.

  34. 99 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Good Tuesday Afternoon TOD Community.
    Excellent as always, NW’s Tweet summation of POTUS’ presser today. What a News Conference. Talk about Factually taking down an Orange Despicable Unfit Carnival Barker. 🍸 🍸 🍸
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners since last night, starting with this post.
    The Song “Happy” is currently playing endlessly in my head 🙂

  35. 100 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Full Length Video of the POTUS presser today.

  36. 101 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 2:12 pm

  37. 103 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Alright, All Right!
    #FORWARD!

  38. 104 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 2:17 pm

  39. August 2, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Wow!!! First babies…now seniors?!?!?!?

  40. 106 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 2:27 pm

  41. 108 JER
    August 2, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Hands!

    President Barack Obama, (R), shakes hands with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, at the end of a news conference in the East Room at the White House

  42. 109 JER
    August 2, 2016 at 2:31 pm

  43. 110 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 2:31 pm

  44. 111 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 2:36 pm

  45. 112 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    No Study is needed. Coaching Dogmatic Ancient rulers to accept the inevitable. My Roman Catholic Church in on the record for many decades now…. to Nations depriving Women Full Participation. Christ didn’t bar women. Let’s Roll, Pope!

  46. 113 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 2:44 pm

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  49. August 2, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Obama Just Said What Nearly Every Republican is Thinking
    by Martin Longman
    August 2, 2016 1:45 PM

    President Obama absolutely blistered Donald Trump today, and the interesting thing about what he said is that there’s really nothing debatable about any of it. The Republicans absolutely know that Obama is correct, down to the smallest detail.

    ……………………….

    “I think what’s been interesting is the repeated denunciations of his statements by leading Republicans,” he said in a press conference. “The question I think they have to ask themselves is, if you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him? What does this say about your party that this is your standard-bearer? This isn’t a situation where you have an episodic gaffe. This is daily and weekly where they are distancing themselves from statements he’s making.”

    Obama wondered what comment from Trump would actually force Republicans to withdraw their support for the Republican nominee.

    “There has to be a point in which you say this is not somebody I can support for President of the United States, even if he purports to be a member of my party. The fact that that has not yet happened makes some of these denunciations ring hollow. I don’t doubt their sincerity. I don’t doubt they were outraged about some of the statements that Mr. Trump and his supporters made about the Khan family,” he said. “But there has to come a point in which you say somebody who makes those kinds of statements doesn’t have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world because a lot of people depend on the White House getting stuff right.”

    He noted that the denunciations coming from Republicans differ from the typical policy disagreements between Democrats and Republicans.

  50. 121 jacquelineoboomer
    August 2, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Oh, Nerdy, I was distracted and when I first saw that headline on the front page, I read only the

    “president obama and prime minister lee hsien loong hold a joint”

    part and thought to myself, “Say WHAT?” Thanks for the laugh, however unintended it was meant to be.

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  54. 126 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 3:27 pm

  55. 127 amk for obama
    August 2, 2016 at 3:34 pm

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  57. 130 amk for obama
    August 2, 2016 at 3:36 pm

  58. 131 amk for obama
    August 2, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I literally lol’ed.

  59. 132 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 3:38 pm

  60. 133 desertflower
    August 2, 2016 at 3:48 pm

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  62. 135 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 3:52 pm

  63. 136 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 3:55 pm

  64. 138 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Holy Smokes!
    Scary!


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