Posts Tagged ‘vietnam

18
Jul
16

The President’s Day

Vietnam War veteran Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama after he was presented with the Medal of Honor at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, July 18, 2016. Kettles led helicopter flights carrying reinforcements to U.S. soldiers and is credited with helping to save 40 soldiers and four members of his unit. Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a Medal of Honor ceremony for Vietnam War veteran Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles, not pictured, at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, July 18, 2016. Kettles led helicopter flights carrying reinforcements to U.S. soldiers and is credited with helping to save 40 soldiers and four members of his unit. Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18: U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles, during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House July 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. Kettles who was a UH-1D Huey helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War displayed extraordinary heroism, and is credited with saving the lives of 40 soldiers and four of his own crew members. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama points to cameras after presenting the Medal of Honor to retired US Army Lt. Colonel Charles Kettles during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. Lt. Colonel Kettles was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry while serving in Vietnam. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and retired US Army Lt. Colonel Charles Kettles(L) listen as the citation is read during a presents the Medal of Honor ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. Lt. Colonel Kettles was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry while serving in Vietnam. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama applauds retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles during a Medal of Honor ceremony for the Vietnam War veteran at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, July 18, 2016. Kettles led helicopter flights carrying reinforcements to U.S. soldiers and is credited with helping to save 40 soldiers and four members of his unit. Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images

US President Barack Obama stands with retired US Army Lt. Colonel Charles Kettles after presenting him with the Medal of Homor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. Lt. Colonel Kettles was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry while serving in Vietnam. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18: U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles, during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House July 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. Kettles who was a UH-1D Huey helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War displayed extraordinary heroism, and is credited with saving the lives of 40 soldiers and four of his own crew members. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with retired US Army Lt. Colonel Charles Kettles after presenting him with the Medal of Homor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. Lt. Colonel Kettles was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry while serving in Vietnam. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18: U.S. President Barack Obama stands with retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles, after presenting him with the Medal Of Honor during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House July 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. Kettles who was a UH-1D Huey helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War displayed extraordinary heroism, and is credited with saving the lives of 40 soldiers and four of his own crew members. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles Kettles during a Medal of Honor ceremony for the Vietnam War veteran at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, July 18, 2016. Kettles led helicopter flights carrying reinforcements to U.S. soldiers and is credited with helping to save 40 soldiers and four members of his unit. Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18: U.S. President Barack Obama shares a laugh with retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles, after presenting him with the Medal Of Honor during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House July 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. Kettles who was a UH-1D Huey helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War displayed extraordinary heroism, and is credited with saving the lives of 40 soldiers and four of his own crew members. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with retired US Army Lt. Colonel Charles Kettles after presenting him with the Medal of Homor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. Lt. Colonel Kettles was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry while serving in Vietnam. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

29
May
16

Four Cities In Five Days

28
May
16

Date Night

US President Barack Obama arrives for dinner at Oyamel in Washington, DC on May 28, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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Darlene Superville: Obamas Take A Night Out At Mexican Restaurant In Washington

It’s date night for President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. Obama is treating the first lady to a Mexican meal at the restaurant Oyamel in Washington’s Penn Quarter neighborhood.

The Obamas have dined several times at the establishment owned by celebrity chef and Obama supporter Jose Andres. Obama returned late Friday from a weeklong visit to Vietnam and Japan.

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for dinner at Oyamel in Washington, DC on May 28, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 28: U.S. President Barack Obama walks into the restaurant Oyamel May 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama played golf earlier today as well after returning from a week long trip to Asia. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

 

27
May
16

Early Bird Chat: One Of A Kind Leader

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Anthony Bourdain: Six True Things About Dinner With Obama

The President is an Asiaphile. He spoke wistfully of his time in Indonesia and his memories of the smells and flavors of street food there. The reaction among regular people in Hanoi to the fact that the US President chose to eat Bun Cha was beyond all imagining. The effect was unbelievable. People were actually crying the next day, describing to me their shock and their pride, the reactions of their neighbors, to this completely unexpected choice of meal—and the venue. He was among the very few guests on my show who ever asked the camera crew if they got to eat too. And he made a point of taking a picture with all of them when we were done.

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25
May
16

President Obama’s Wonderful Day In Ho Chi Minh City

US President Barack Obama speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City. He fielded questions on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers

US President Barack Obama (C) speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

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A woman holds up a Vietnamese hat with Obama written on it as US President Barack Obama (not pictured) speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Women and children hold Vietnamese and US flags and pictures of US President Barack Obama as people line up the streets to catch a glimpse of the US leader on his way to the airport at the end of two-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

People hold a banner as they line up the streets to catch a glimpse of US President Barack Obama on his way to the airport at the end of two-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

Participants listen as US President Barack Obama (C) speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

People line up the streets to catch a glimpse of US President Barack Obama on his way to the airport at the end of two-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A member of the audience smiles as she asks US President Barack Obama (not pictured) a question as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama is asked a question by a member of the audience as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of the audience hold up a flag and pose a question to US President Barack Obama as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A young female rapper smiles after singing a verse to her song while asking US President Barack Obama a question at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A young female rapper smiles after singing a verse to her song while asking President Barack Obama a question

US President Barack Obama (C) speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

A man holds a portrait of US President Barack Obama as people line up the streets to catch a glimpse of the US leader on his way to the airport at the end of two-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (bottom R) shakes hands with members of the audience after speaking at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

A man holds up a portrait of US President Barack Obama as people line up the streets to catch a glimpse of the US leader on his way to the airport at the end of two-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (bottom L) shakes hands with members of the audience after speaking at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (bottom L) shakes hands with members of the audience after speaking at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama urged communist Vietnam on May 24 to abandon authoritarianism, saying basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, after Hanoi barred several dissidents from meeting the US leader. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks Air Force One upon arriving at Chubu Centrair International Airport at Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, outside Nagoya on May 25, 2016 ahead of the 2016 G7 Summit. / AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks Air Force One upon arriving at Chubu Centrair International Airport outside Nagoya ahead of the 2016 G7 Summit

US President Barack Obama (R) is greeted upon arriving as US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy (L) looks on at Chubu Centrair International Airport at Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, outside Nagoya on May 25, 2016 ahead of the 2016 G7 Summit. / AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama waves upon arriving at Chubu Centrair International Airport at Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, outside Nagoya on May 25, 2016 ahead of the 2016 G7 Summit. / AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

25
May
16

Early Bird Chat: Presidential Selfie

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24
May
16

President Obama Visits Ho Chi Minh City

US President Barack Obama waves after delivering a speech at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Obama, currently on a visit to Vietnam, met with civil society leaders including some of the country's long-harassed critics on May 24. / AFP / POOL / HOANG DINH NAM (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama waves after delivering a speech at the National Convention Center in Hanoi. He met with civil society leaders including some of the country’s long-harassed critics

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US President Barack Obama smiles as he arrives to give a speech at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Obama, currently on a visit to Vietnam, met with civil society leaders including some of the country's long-harassed critics on May 24. / AFP / POOL / HOANG DINH NAM (Photo credit should read HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Obama, currently on a visit to Vietnam, met with civil society leaders including some of the country's long-harassed critics on May 24. The visit is Obama's first to the country -- and the third by a sitting president since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Obama, currently on a visit to Vietnam, met with civil society leaders including some of the country's long-harassed critics on May 24. The visit is Obama's first to the country -- and the third by a sitting president since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Obama, currently on a visit to Vietnam, met with civil society leaders including some of the country's long-harassed critics on May 24. The visit is Obama's first to the country -- and the third by a sitting president since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama gestures after delivering a speech at the National Convention Center in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Obama, currently on a visit to Vietnam, met with civil society leaders including some of the country's long-harassed critics on May 24. / AFP / POOL / KHAM (Photo credit should read KHAM/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama meets with members of the civil society in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Obama, currently on a visit to Vietnam, met with civil society leaders including some of the country's long-harassed critics on May 24. The visit is Obama's first to the country -- and the third by a sitting president since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama meets with members of the civil society in Hanoi

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US President Barack Obama meets with members of the civil society in Hanoi on May 24, 2016. Obama, currently on a visit to Vietnam, met with civil society leaders including some of the country's long-harassed critics on May 24. The visit is Obama's first to the country -- and the third by a sitting president since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (C) walks toward Air Force One upon his departure from Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi on May 24, 2016, headed for Ho Chi Minh City in the south. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / POOL / LUONG THAI LINH (Photo credit should read LUONG THAI LINH/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One upon his departure from Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi on May 24, 2016, headed for Ho Chi Minh City in the south. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / POOL / LUONG THAI LINH (Photo credit should read LUONG THAI LINH/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One upon his departure from Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi

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US President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks from Air Force One at the Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. Obama told communist Vietnam that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks from Air Force One at the Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City. He told communist Vietnam that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism

US President Barack Obama (R) is welcomed upon his arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama waves as he walks down the stairs after he disembarked from Air Force One upon his arrival at the Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. Obama told communist Vietnam that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (R) pays his respects with Abbot of the Jade Emperor Pagoda Thich Minh Thong (C) during a visit to the Jade Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama pays his respects with Abbot of the Jade Emperor Pagoda Thich Minh Thong during a visit to the Jade Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City

US President Barack Obama (L) walks with Abbot of the Jade Emperor Pagoda Thich Minh Thong (R) during a visit to the Jade Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama (R) gestures during a visit to the Jade Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama speaks after touring through the entrepreneur demonstrations at DreamPlex in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama (C) tours through the Entrepreneur Demonstrations at DreamPlex in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (C) looks at an exhibite as he tours through the Entrepreneur Demonstrations at DreamPlex in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama looks at an exhibit as he tours through the Entrepreneur Demonstrations at DreamPlex in Ho Chi Minh City

A local woman waves a flag out the door as US President Barack Obama's motorcade passes in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. US President Barack Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) speaks with entrepreneurs at DreamPlex in Ho Chi Minh City on May 24, 2016. Obama told communist Vietnam on May 24 that basic human rights would not jeopardise its stability, in an impassioned appeal for the one-party state to abandon authoritarianism. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

23
May
16

President Obama’s Bún chả Hương Liên Experience

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Whitney Filloon: President Obama Just Had Dinner With Anthony Bourdain

In case Barack Obama hadn’t already secured his place in history as the Coolest President, this should do it: Tonight, POTUS is dining with Anthony Bourdain in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi. What will the dynamic duo’s dinner conversation entail, and more importantly, what will they feast upon? According to the Wall Street Journal’s White House correspondent Carol Lee, they’ll be eating at a restaurant called Bún chả Hương Liên. (Bún chả is a traditional dish hailing from Hanoi that consists of grilled pork served in a broth or dipping sauce, flanked by rice noodles and fresh herbs.)

According to a press release from CNN, scenes from the momentous dinner will appear on an upcoming episode of Parts Unknown to air during the show’s eighth season in September. With 241 days left in the White House, what other Cool Things will Obama accomplish? He’s already become the first president to brew beer in the White House, and impressed his hipster taste in coffee upon the Oval Office, which now uses Chemex brewers emblazoned with the presidential seal.

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U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with a local resident as he leaves after having a dinner with Anthony Bourdain at the restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Local residents react as U.S. President Barack Obama leaves after having a dinner with Anthony Bourdain at a restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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23
May
16

The President’s Day One In Vietnam

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang during his visit to the Presidential Palace in Hanoi. He kicks off a landmark visit that caps two decades of post-war rapprochement, as both countries look to push trade and check Beijing’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea

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President Barack Obama reviews a guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Vietnam’s Vice Minister of Defence Nguyen Chi Vinh

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President Barack Obama and National Security Advisor Susan Rice walk with Vietnam’s National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan

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President Barack Obama attends a bilateral meeting with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the Presidential Palace

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President Barack Obama flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Advisor Susan Rice, holds official talks with Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at Phuc’s cabinet office

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President Barack Obama and President Tran Dai Quang take part in a joint press conference at the International Convention Center in Hanoi

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Vietjet CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao shakes hands with President Barack Obama while Ray Corner, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes shakes hands with Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang (2nd R) during a signing ceremony that Vietjet will buy 100 Boeing aircraft from the US manufacturer

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President Barack Obama proposes a toast during a state luncheon

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President Barack Obama meets with Communist Party of Vietnam General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Office in Hanoi

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