June 3rd, 2010
10:16 AM ET
5 years ago

UPDATE: Obama to visit Gulf Coast Friday

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will visit the Gulf Coast region Friday, the White House announced.

"On Friday, June 4, President Barack Obama will return to the Louisiana Gulf Coast to assess the latest efforts to counter the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More details will be released later today," the White House said in a statement.


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  1. Ron in California

    How nice of him. Hey I have an Idea..how about bringing along 20,000 pals to help clean up the oil?

    June 3, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  2. gt

    its about time ,,, obama spends to much time goofing off with all his buddies like mccarthy....those people need help down there,,ugh

    June 3, 2010 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  3. Mark

    Not another speech....

    June 3, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  4. Bob

    Wow...as soon as next week. I love the urgency of this president. He's doing such a great job handling this leak and creating jobs. He deserves to take time off to enjoy a concert at the White House and play some basketball.

    2012 can't come soon enough!

    June 3, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  5. Angus McDugan

    Let me guess... He will take Spike's advice and show some emotion and lash out (maybe even shed a tear). This man knows how to read the polls and will start giving the appearance that he cares.

    It is way late but at least he is giving some half-hearted effort for the audience. Mr. Obama is ready for his close-up.

    June 3, 2010 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  6. d1120

    Why? A third waste of time.

    June 3, 2010 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  7. Chad from Tampa

    But first things firts, gotta host a party for Paul McCartney. Obama is a complete joke.

    June 3, 2010 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  8. NYCitizen

    Too little too late, Obama! I think this may be your waterloo.

    June 3, 2010 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  9. Obozo's Record Deficit + Higher Taxes

    OK, the arrogant one who was going to solve the problem is going to just sit aound and blame, blame, blam.

    YES, BP messed up, big time, but OBOZO doing nothing more than the blame game isn't helping a darn thing.

    OBOZO was slow to react. Makes BUSH's response to Katrina look fast.

    June 3, 2010 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  10. Andagain

    What's that going to do, besides cost money and create a photo-op?

    June 3, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  11. Take America Back

    Ths "Empty Suit" of a president is a Zero (with the circle erased)!
    Obambi follows the Chicago/Rham script very well though...."a crisis is a terrible thing to waste"...So, in the case of the credit crisis (caused by Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae) Obambi took opportunity to take control of our Financial Institutions, Auto Industry, and anything else which was vulnerable. Then comes the Health Care crisis.....another take-over.....the Immigration issue and the Oil leak criis now opens other doors for Obambi to stretch government and create a bigger monster. The ONLY problem in ALL these issues is; the rules and laws which are already on the books were ignored or simply no one was enforcing them! The answer is not bigger government taking over, the answer is to enforce the laws and rules we have!
    And by-the-way; Obambi doesn't have a clue on what to do on any of the crisis on his watch thus far.....(really the only thing he is any good at is campaigning). And when something as big as the federal government just gets bigger and bigger without a real leader controling it.....it becomes a MONSTER....and in this case a "HEADLESS MONSTER"!

    June 3, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  12. t22

    Because when all else fails, do a photo op. Of course it also diverts hundreds of people from clean up, but who cares when there's a photo op to be had.

    June 3, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  13. virginia nielsen

    What a wonderful Prez we have!!! A guy that can multi task when all he gets are problems, some left by the last horrible administration and some that are coming along... we're the luckier people on Earth !!! God bless America and our competent Prez !!!

    June 3, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  14. Mark from Louisiana

    Gosh time for another photo op? Maybe he can explain why the feds won't let sand berms be built to keep oil out of the marshland.

    June 3, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  15. Capt. Snarky

    Look at all the criticism it has taken to get the President to consider this a priority. Pathetic..............

    June 3, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  16. John , PA

    SO WHAT! another speech in front of the hand picked few; this is the only group where you could get applause for this president that has no clue and is incompetent.

    The teleprompter presidents plan for the oil spill disaster:
    Send lawyers to sue BP
    Raise taxes

    This maybe the first president that has to resign for being incompetent.

    June 3, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  17. Mikey

    For those of you who can't count, this will make the third personal visit by the President in six weeks.

    June 3, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  18. Hows that oil slick coming along Rush?

    Stop the flow yesterday,we will never vote for a republican scumbag,but we will vote for another Democrat that follows the peoples instructions.

    June 3, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  19. Mike

    Just another photo op and he hopes he can get that right this time. I would rather he stay in DC with the other flaming liberal moon bats and then leave in 2012. He wants another show and this time he will try to appear that he "understands" the pain of the people on the Gulf Coast.

    June 3, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  20. jeff jackson, alabama

    Don't put yourself out too much Mr. Prez.
    There is still alot of campaigning you could
    be doing.

    June 3, 2010 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  21. Fed Up

    Someone must have finally woken him up. Now let's see if he can show a bit more emotion this time, instead of just taking advanatage of a photo op, What a joke that was!

    June 3, 2010 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  22. Choice that matters

    Our President may not be vocally going off on BP however he is working hard to ensure everything is done to get the leak fixed. President Obama I have faith in you. Keep working hard for us!

    June 3, 2010 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  23. Dan

    It's nice that he cares enough to show up. But the President cannot go anywhere without causing major disruption. I hope he reconsiders and stays away so that folks can focus on the work that needs to be done as opposed to a presidential dog and pony show.

    June 3, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  24. All the news that's fit to omit

    FIVE times to PA to campaign and he is getting heat to go to the gulf so he is getting around to his second visit.............

    Let me guess Sotero, "You feel our pain"?

    You FEEL NOTHING but arrogance and contempt for these people knowing that they hate your guts.

    Right, and your a transparent and great president (no cap deserved)......

    I can see 2010 and 2012 from my house Barry...

    June 3, 2010 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  25. Naqib

    Glad to see he slipped another 40 minutes into his busy schedule.

    Great photo op to come...

    and a speech too! Yea!

    June 3, 2010 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
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