Posts Tagged ‘speech

19
Jul
16

This Is What Happens When Racists Plagiarize First Lady Michelle Obama’s Work

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15
Jul
16

The President’s Thinking Hours

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Michael D. Shear: Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone

“Are you up?” The emails arrive late, often after 1 a.m., tapped out on a secure BlackBerry from an email address known only to a few. The weary recipients know that once again, the boss has not yet gone to bed. The late-night interruptions from President Obama might be sharply worded questions about memos he has read. Sometimes they are taunts because the recipient’s sports team just lost. Last month it was a 12:30 a.m. email to Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, and Denis R. McDonough, the White House chief of staff, telling them he had finished reworking a speechwriter’s draft of presidential remarks for later that morning. Mr. Obama had spent three hours scrawling in longhand on a yellow legal pad an angry condemnation of Donald J. Trump’s response to the attack in Orlando, Fla., and told his aides they could pick up his rewrite at the White House usher’s office when they came in for work. Mr. Obama calls himself a “night guy,” and as president, he has come to consider the long, solitary hours after dark as essential as his time in the Oval Office.

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He works on speeches. He reads the stack of briefing papers delivered at 8 p.m. by the National Security Council staff secretary. He reads 10 letters from Americans chosen each day by his staff. “He is thoroughly predictable in having gone through every piece of paper that he gets,” said Tom Donilon, Mr. Obama’s national security adviser from 2010 to 2013. “You’ll come in in the morning, it will be there: questions, notes, decisions.”  One night last June, Cody Keenan, the president’s chief speechwriter, had just returned home from work at 9 p.m. and ordered pizza when he heard from the president: “Can you come back tonight?” Mr. Keenan met the president in the usher’s office on the first floor of the residence, where the two worked until nearly 11 p.m. on the president’s eulogy for nine African-Americans fatally shot during Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. Three months earlier, Mr. Keenan had had to return to the White House when the president summoned him — at midnight — to go over changes to a speech Mr. Obama was to deliver in Selma, Ala., on the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” when protesters were brutally beaten by the police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. “There’s something about the night,” Mr. Keenan said, reflecting on his boss’s use of the time. “It’s smaller. It lets you think.”

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07
Jul
16

President Obama On The Fatal Shootings Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile

US President Barack Obama speaks on the recent shootings in the US, at a hotel in Warsaw, on July 8, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks in Warsaw, Poland on the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

US President Barack Obama speaks on the recent shootings in the US, at a hotel in Warsaw, on July 8, 2016. / AFP / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama speaks on the recent shootings in the US, at a hotel in Warsaw, on July 8, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks on the recent shootings in the US, at a hotel in Warsaw, on July 8, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks on the recent shootings in the US, at a hotel in Warsaw, on July 8, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

05
Jul
16

The President’s Day In North Carolina

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton take part in a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walk off Air Force One in Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend a Clinton campaign event. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walks off of Air Force One with U.S. president Barack Obama on July 5, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hillary Clinton is campaigning with president Obama in North Carolina.

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, left, listens during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Barack Obama speaks as Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, listens during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, left, listens during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 05: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. President Barack Obama greet supporters during a campaign rally on July 5, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Today is President Obama's first appearance on the campaign trail with Clinton. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, speaks as U.S. President Barack Obama, left, listens during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, pauses while speaking as U.S. President Barack Obama, left, listens during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, left, listens during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 05: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally with U.S. president Barack Obama on July 5, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hillary Clinton is campaigning with president Obama in North Carolina. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 05: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) and U.S. president Barack Obama greet supporters during a campaign rally on July 5, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hillary Clinton is campaigning with president Obama in North Carolina. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Attendees hold campaign signs as U.S. President Barack Obama, not pictured, speaks during a campaign rally with Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, not pictured, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leave a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, left, smiles as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, wave while walking out to speak during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leave a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, right, and U.S. President Barack Obama raise their hands after speaking during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, speaks as U.S. President Barack Obama, left, listens during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, right, embraces U.S. President Barack Obama during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leave a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leave a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton order food at Midwood Smokehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets a patron at Midwood Smokehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton order food at Midwood Smokehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama greets a patron at Midwood Smokehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

29
Jun
16

The President’s Day In Canada And The First Lady’s Day In Spain

(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama arrive for the North American Leaders Summit and Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama arrive for the North American Leaders Summit and Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Enrique Pena Nieto, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President Barack Obama arrive for the North American Leaders Summit and Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada

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(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama arrive for the North American Leaders Summit and Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama(R)and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meet during the North American Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, and US President Barack Obama speak during a bilateral meeting at the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Enrique Pena Nieto and President Barack Obama speak during a bilateral meeting

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama and their delegations wait for a working session during the North American Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama pose for a group photo with Canada's Parliament Hill in the background during the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President Barack Obama pose for a group photo

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(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama pose for a group photo with Canada's Parliament Hill in the background during the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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(L-R)Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama pose for a group photo with Canada's Parliament Hill in the background during the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shake hands before a meeting in the Cabinet Room at Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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U.S. President Barack Obama smiles during a joint news conference with Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president, not pictured, and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, not pictured, at the National Gallery of Canada during the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

(L-R) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau look on as US President Barack Obama speaks during a trilateral press conference at the North American Leaders Summit at the National Gallery of Canada June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Enrique Pena Nieto, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President Barack Obama hold a trilateral press conference

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U.S. President Barack Obama listens during a joint news conference with Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president, not pictured, and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, not pictured, at the National Gallery of Canada during the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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U.S. President Barack Obama, from center left, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, are applauded by school children outside of Parliament Hill after the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, center left, and U.S. President Barack Obama, center right, greet school children outside of Parliament Hill after the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Barack Obama is welcomed to Parliament Hill

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Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama, center, greet school children outside of Parliament Hill after the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, from center left U.S. President Barack Obama, and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, greet school children outside of Parliament Hill after the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Leaders from the three Nafta nations "agree on the need for governments of all major steel-producing countries to make strong and immediate commitments to address the problem of global excess steelmaking capacity," according to a statement from Trudeau. Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others watch as US President Barack Obama signs a guest book at Parliament Hill during the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama signs a guest book at Parliament Hill

US President Barack Obama's signature is seen in a guest book at Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (L) and US President Barack Obama exit the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill following the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa, June 28, 2016. / AFP / Chris Roussakis (Photo credit should read CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama (L) arrives with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2L) to address Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama addresses Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit and Leaders Summit June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama addresses Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill

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US President Barack Obama (L) confers with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau before addressing Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill during the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama arrives to address Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) waits with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau before addressing Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama addresses Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama waves before addressing Parliament in the House of Commons Chamber on Parliament Hill while attending the North American Leaders Summit June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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People watch as a motorcade with US President Barack Obama drives to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport after the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

People watch as a motorcade with President Barack Obama drives to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport after the North American Leaders Summit

US President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport after the North American Leaders Summit on June 29, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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25
Jun
16

Early Bird Chat

US President Barack Obama speaks during a fundraiser for Washington Governor Jay Inslee at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington on June 24, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Governor Jay Inslee (R) greets US President Barack Obama after introducing him at a fundraiser at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington on June 24, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks during a fundraiser for Washington Governor Jay Inslee at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington on June 24, 2016. / AFP / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks during a fundraiser for Washington Governor Jay Inslee at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington

US President Barack Obama speaks during a fundraiser for Washington Governor Jay Inslee (L) at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington on June 24, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama waves after speaking at a fundraiser for Washington Governor Jay Inslee at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington on June 24, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Governor Jay Inslee waves with US President Barack Obama after introducing him at a fundraiser at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington on June 24, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

20
Jun
16

The President’s Day

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20: (AFP-OUT) US President Barack Obama speaks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit at the Washington Hilton on June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. The SelectUSA Investment Summit was created five years ago as an effort to bring job creating investment to the United States. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20: (AFP-OUT) US President Barack Obama speaks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit at the Washington Hilton on June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. The SelectUSA Investment Summit was created five years ago as an effort to bring job creating investment to the United States. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks during a SelectUSA Summit June in Washington, DC. The Summit is the highest-profile event that promotes foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations from every corner of the nation, others working to facilitate investment in the United States, and high-level government officials. Participants can find the practical tools, information and connections they need to move investments forward.

US President Barack Obama speaks during a SelectUSA Summit June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Summit is the highest-profile event that promotes foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations from every corner of the nation, others working to facilitate investment in the United States, and high-level government officials. Participants can find the practical tools, information and connections they need to move investments forward. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama leaves after speaking during a SelectUSA Summit June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Summit is the highest-profile event that promotes foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations from every corner of the nation, others working to facilitate investment in the United States, and high-level government officials. Participants can find the practical tools, information and connections they need to move investments forward. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 20: (AFP-OUT) US President Barack Obama speaks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit at the Washington Hilton on June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. The SelectUSA Investment Summit was created five years ago as an effort to bring job creating investment to the United States. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks during a SelectUSA Summit June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Summit is the highest-profile event that promotes foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations from every corner of the nation, others working to facilitate investment in the United States, and high-level government officials. Participants can find the practical tools, information and connections they need to move investments forward. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama waves after speaking during a SelectUSA Summit June 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. The Summit is the highest-profile event that promotes foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations from every corner of the nation, others working to facilitate investment in the United States, and high-level government officials. Participants can find the practical tools, information and connections they need to move investments forward. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

18
Jun
16

The President And First Lady’s Day In Yosemite

US President Barack Obama speaks while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama speaks while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks in front of Cook’s Meadow and Yosemite Falls while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California

YOSEMITE NTL PARK, CA - JUNE 18: President Barack Obama speaks in front of Cook's Meadow and Yosemite Falls on June 18, 2016 in Yosemite National Park, California. Obama is marking the centennial of the National Park Service which began on August 25, 1916. (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

YOSEMITE NTL PARK, CA - JUNE 18: President Barack Obama speaks in front of Cook's Meadow on June 18, 2016 in Yosemite National Park, California. Obama is marking the centennial of the National Park Service which began on August 25, 1916. (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

YOSEMITE NTL PARK, CA - JUNE 18: A tour bus with he hashtag #ElPREZATELCAP on June 18, 2016 in Yosemite National Park, California. President Barack Obama spoke to a crowd at Yosemite marking the centennial of the National Park Service which began on August 25, 1916. (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama greets guests after speaking while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US First Lady Michelle Obama and US President Barack Obama pose with children after speaking to them about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative in Yosemite National Park, California, while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama pose with children after speaking to them about the “Every Kid in the Park” initiative

US First Lady Michelle Obama (L) and US President Barack Obama hand out National Park passes to children for the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative in Yosemite National Park, California, while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama speaks to children about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative in Yosemite National Park, California, while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US First Lady Michelle Obama watches as children help US President Barack Obama stand after he spoke to them about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative in Yosemite National Park, California, while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US First Lady Michelle Obama listens while US President Barack Obama speaks to children about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative in Yosemite National Park, California, while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US First Lady Michelle Obama and others listen while US President Barack Obama shows how to scare a bear while speaking to children about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative in Yosemite National Park, California, while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama shows how to scare a bear while speaking to children

Children help US President Barack Obama stand after he spoke to them about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks, on June 18, 2016 in Yosemite Valley, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Children help US President Barack Obama stand after he spoke to them about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks, on June 18, 2016 in Yosemite Valley, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Children help President Barack Obama stand after he spoke to them about the “Every Kid in the Park” initiative

US First Lady Michelle Obama and US President Barack Obama sit with children after speaking to them about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks, on June 18, 2016, in Yosemite National Park, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US First Lady Michelle Obama and US President Barack Obama talk after speaking to children about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative in Yosemite National Park, California, while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

14
Jun
16

#StateOfWomen: Picture Of The Day

US President Barack Obama embraces 11-year-old Mikaila Ulmer social entrepreneur of "Me and the Bees Lemonade" as he arrives to speak during the United State of Women Summit at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, June 14, 2016. Ulmer, a 6th-grader from Austin, Texas signature venture, "Me & The Bees" lemonade, is now a thriving national business developed from her great-grandmother's 1940 recipe.. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama embraces 11-year-old Mikaila Ulmer social entrepreneur of "Me and the Bees Lemonade" as he arrives to speak during the United State of Women Summit at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, June 14, 2016. Ulmer, a 6th-grader from Austin, Texas signature venture, "Me & The Bees" lemonade, is now a thriving national business developed from her great-grandmother's 1940 recipe.. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

09
Jun
16

President Obama Celebrates LGBT Pride Month

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 09: (AFP OUT) President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a reception in the East Room of the White House in recognition of LGBT Pride Month on June 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 09: (AFP OUT) President Barack Obama speaks at a reception in the East Room of the White House in recognition of LGBT Pride Month on June 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)

Attendees take photos as US President Barack Obama speaks during a reception to mark LGBT month in the East Room of the White House on June 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 09: President Barack Obama speaks at a reception in the East Room of the White House in recognition of LGBT Pride Month on June 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama greets attendees after speaking at a reception to mark LGBT month in the East Room of the White House on June 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman photographs President Barack Obama as he delivers remarks at a reception in the East Room of the White House in recognition of LGBT Pride Month on June 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI/POOL

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 09: (AFP OUT) President Barack Obama chats with guests after speaking at a reception in the East Room of the White House in recognition of LGBT Pride Month on June 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a reception in the East Room of the White House in recognition of LGBT Pride Month on June 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI/POOL

US President Barack Obama greets attendees after speaking at a reception to mark LGBT month in the East Room of the White House on June 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama works the rope line after delivering remarks at a reception in the East Room of the White House in recognition of LGBT Pride Month on June 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI/POOL

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 09: (AFP OUT) President Barack Obama chats with guests after speaking at a reception in the East Room of the White House in recognition of LGBT Pride Month on June 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 09: (AFP OUT) President Barack Obama chats with guests after speaking at a reception in the East Room of the White House in recognition of LGBT Pride Month on June 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 09: (AFP OUT) President Barack Obama leaves after speaking at a reception in the East Room of the White House in recognition of LGBT Pride Month on June 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)




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