The White House's Chinese cover up
March 29th, 2013
03:29 PM ET
1 year ago

The White House's Chinese cover up

(CNN) – The White House advance team is tasked with choreographing every facet of President Obama's travel, including the often picturesque settings that backdrop his speeches.

One thing they can't control? The wind.

Members of the advance team apparently saw fit to cover up the logo of the Chinese company that made the cranes behind where Obama spoke at PortMiami Friday. But heavy winds in the area dislodged one of the U.S. flags, revealing the part Chinese-lettered logo just above where Obama spoke.

ZPMC or Shanghai Shenhua Heavy Industry Co., LTD bills itself as a "famous heavy-duty equipment manufacturer" and is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

That made for slightly awkward optics as Obama was promoting the U.S. economy, though the logo was out of view of most television cameras.

Still, the White House might want to use stronger rope next time.


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  1. Donna

    The White House's Chinese cover up
    Members of the advance team apparently saw fit to cover up the logo of the Chinese company that made the cranes behind where Obama spoke at PortMiami Friday.
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    The Obama Smoke and Mirror Road Show marches on, continuing to deceive the American people.... 4 years of it and 4 more years to go. Just like all his photo-ops and now defunk green companies. Mission Accomplished Fraud-in-Chief.

    March 29, 2013 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    Really stretching and scraping the bottom of the barrel to manufacture a "controversy" about the China trip, eh CNN? This is a pretty pathetic Teatroll click-bait article.

    March 29, 2013 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  3. joekelaidis

    Wow Donna, nothing but talking points and lies. Try and post something intelligent next time that has at least some truth to it.

    March 29, 2013 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  4. Donna

    joekelaidis
    Wow Donna, nothing but talking points and lies. Try and post something intelligent next time that has at least some truth to it.
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    My apologies for upsetting you with the truth. I know you liberals are easily offended by reality. But thanks for your droid like following of our Failure-in-Chief. We will all be rewarded with 8 years of failure for your personality cult devotion.

    March 29, 2013 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  5. marywnm

    sniffit, i doubt that cnn would post any article to the "teatrolls" liking as you so "intelligently" call them–by the way what in your opinion are "teatrolls"???????????????????

    March 29, 2013 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    Ha...I meant Miami trip...darn fingers...

    March 29, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  7. tykl

    There's a lot more behind all the O smoke and mirrors. I couldn't care less that we (gasp!) do business with other countries, but the fact that O and his team are just window-dressing monkeys belies the fact that he is the definition of empty suit. MIT wrote an article about O's numbers guy during the campaign – there was no message or intelligence, just a reading of the stats and a message that bended and changed according to what the numbers wanted.

    March 29, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "by the way what in your opinion are "teatrolls"???????????????????"

    What, you have a problem with a silly, facetious pet name for Tea Partiers who troll comment boards while Dems and liberals have to endure being called communists, socialists and a whole host of other pet names all day by said Teatrolls? Your skin. Thicken it.

    March 29, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  9. clarke

    not many would of noticed, but now everyone knows.

    March 29, 2013 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  10. Tommy G

    The reality of Obama's failure must be concealed behind our national flag. How pathetic and abysmally dishonest is THAT?!! And still the Obamadroids march on as the propaganda press sells failure as success. Never hear too much about all those unemployed people do you? Second term, wouldn't be prudent to continue the blame Bush mantra. Time for the Smoke and Mirror Show like this instead.

    March 29, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |