July 25th, 2008
11:32 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama: King’s Mercedes 'a pretty smooth ride'

Sen. Obama met with Jordan's King Abdullah Tuesday.
Sen. Obama met with Jordan's King Abdullah Tuesday.

(CNN) - So what exactly did Barack Obama and King Abdullah discuss when the monarch drove the presidential candidate to the airport? CNN’s Candy Crowley asked the Illinois senator that very question.

Obama didn’t divulge “confidences between myself and King Abdullah” to Crowley. But he said the ride was smooth – perhaps too smooth for some.

“I gather he was going faster than it felt while I was in the car,” said Obama. “That is the report I was getting from the Secret Service afterwards.”

King Abudllah II of Jordan drove Obama to the airport in a Mercedes 600 this week as Obama readied to fly from Jordan to Israel. Their ride followed a meeting regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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soundoff (122 Responses)
  1. Fred

    Wow, I love the way he cruises with other foreign leaders in their cars. He will be our coolest president ever.

    July 25, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  2. Jim P

    A comment one might expect from a pimp!

    July 25, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Why is this news? Wasn't this already mentioned? This whole thread should be removed. So the king of Jordan gave Obama a ride to the airport; two ways to spin that; either one, the king wanted Obama out of the country or two was that the king liked Obama and wanted to impress him with the car and the drive.

    July 25, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  4. Mike Dallas

    King Abudllah squires Obama around dicussing world issues, while McCrypt is shuttled around in a golf court by the elder Bush, both complaining that Depends do not have a fly!

    July 25, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  5. J

    Wow, now this is news worth covering. Oh I forgot, the following that he seems to be attracting will go to any length to get him elected.

    July 25, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  6. Tom

    Obama didn’t divulge “confidences between myself and King Abdullah”

    He promised to sell out America like he is doing on his whole trip, he will say what they want to hear then not do anything he said.. like he does in America why would it be different?

    July 25, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  7. Open Your 3rd Eye

    Listen guys, this is so unimportant. You might as well write an article on what the man had for breakfast. Please stop the OVER-COVERAGE.

    July 25, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  8. Griff

    German Auto. Greek & Roman God's??? What has this to do with Some Arab King, and Obama????

    July 25, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  9. John McShame, Obama Is Going to Tax You & Cindy, but Not Me & 95% Americans Making < $250,000/Yr

    Barack Obama – so presidential!

    McSame will be regretting why he asked Obama to make this foreign trip. lol....got any timeclock left, MeSenile? doubt it....sure, you dont have any new ideas anywayz!

    Next, McBush keep asking Obama for a debate or townhall meeting...Obama is going to clean your clock and show everyone what an old twig you really are!!!!

    I hope you got what you wished for McLame – it's time to pack it up and go back to a retirement home in AZ!!!!!

    July 25, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  10. Lorna, NY

    Keep this quiet Barak, McCain might get jealous and have a temper tantrum.

    July 25, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  11. Venus

    Ha,ha,haaaaaaaaaaa Mike Dallas... darn you took the words out of my mouth!

    Obama gets a ride by the King of Jordan and McBush is seen bouncing around in the Golf Buggy with the OLD BUSH!

    Too funny!

    But man... what a beautiful trip for Obama!

    July 25, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  12. hillbilly,arkansas

    republicans and al-qaeda seem to be the only two groups of people who do not support obama.maybe they've been on the same team all this time.i would put nothing past the republican fascist party.

    July 25, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  13. Shawn T

    Here come the anti Obama attacks, something like this:

    "Whaaaaaaaat??? The Kind of Jordan drove Obama to the Aiiiiirpoooort? That means OBAMA is soooooooo aaaarrogant!!!"

    Lol.

    July 25, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  14. OBAMA Supporter all the way

    And McCain was getting a ride from the Sr President Bush in a golf cart! LOL

    July 25, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  15. No Longer Amused, Las Vegas

    Mike Dallas July 25th, 2008 12:24 pm ET

    King Abudllah squires Obama around dicussing world issues, while McCrypt is shuttled around in a golf court by the elder Bush, both complaining that Depends do not have a fly!

    A singularly nasty comment, unfortunately a trademark of many of the posters here.

    I am a Democrat, I will vote for Obama. However, these sorts of comments play into the GOTV efforts of the Republicans and really have no place here.

    July 25, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  16. Dems be dopes

    Well said like a true gutter politician from Chicago!

    Ever wonder what the Clintons' are up to while Slick Barry is in his excellent adventure?

    Suprise in the wings maybe?

    July 25, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  17. Texas trail puppy!

    Waiting for the Ignorant Obama-haters to begin their rantings like Rabid Dogs ofcourse they are exactly like their candidate and his party...

    July 25, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  18. Marius Krullebol

    I hope that the American people (as in "we the people") don't get turned off by all this – just imagine the envy felt in countries like Russia right now – this beats a star war apparatus anytime.

    July 25, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  19. Danel

    Good Luck to you Mr. Obama. Come home safe.

    July 25, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  20. Joan, Ontario

    Mike in Dallas, your post is hilarious. Right on.

    July 25, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  21. Maxwell

    I find it utterly disgusting and deflating that there are those posting calling Obama the "antichrist", a "satanist" and "Hitler"...All because he speaks of world unity???

    For those "conservative christians" – Who don't trust Obama – Who aren't sure about his "character", which is in fact, more of an opinionated refferendum of what YOU feel Christianity is...Isn't that what Jesus was about?

    Love thy neighbour as you love yourselves.

    I think there are a few "christians" who could use some good time instead of blogging their hate and anger at a man who they claim they don't know – Yet spew out lies as fact as IF they know him, to go back home, sit and read that Bible of theirs that they tout so highly and understand the shameful hypocrasy of their anger.

    If you consider yourselves "saved under the blood of Jesus", what do YOU have to fear? Aren't you going to heaven anyways? Is there any way you can stop the future, if it is already "written"? Why do you use your narrow-minded view of Jesus' teachings to spread your self-imposed hatred on the rest of us who just want to exist in peace and actually *try* to help others (which, whether you consider Obama a socialist or not, as a Christian, it is your DUTY to "serve others" – Or have you convieniently forgotten that as well...).

    What would Jesus do, indeed.

    July 25, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  22. marvinj

    Respect begets respect .....Bush / McCain's go it alone cowboy attitude has destroyed confidence in America. We as a country should really care about this, if you can still afford to travel abroad. It is not safe to be recognized as an american and it is not because everyone one else in the world are radicals. If someone dislikes or policies they are a radical,talk about arroganance, Waste your vote with

    MORE of the same McCain,

    that is one of the rights we still have . Atleast for now!!

    July 25, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  23. Phil From VA

    Obama 08. The Whole world is waiting for President Obama.

    July 25, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  24. Katerina Ivanovna

    Ok?

    July 25, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  25. Bobby Jones

    Thats how you roll, Mr. President! Love you...Cannot wait to see how well you will treat a greatfriend of America, King Abdullah and his queen Raina, when they visit you in the White House sometimes during the next 8 years..

    Will it be the stretch Limo, Mr. President?

    July 25, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
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