March 5th, 2009
03:31 PM ET
14 years ago

President, first lady to head to Europe in late March

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="The first couple will visit four countries during their European trip."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will head to Europe at the end of the month, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced Thursday.

The first couple will visit the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and the Czech Republic on a trip from March 31 to April 5.

The president will visit Europe to attend the G-20 economic summit as well as a NATO event, Gibbs said.

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soundoff (166 Responses)
  1. Shario

    For Jon in CA : Did you complain about the Bush's expensive life style too ???

    March 5, 2009 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  2. indy

    People talk about the situation President Obama inherited from President Bush, but they seem to forget he was in the Senate from 2004, not exactly new to D.C. and the way Washington works. Of course he was campaigning for the better part of two years, so he may have missed some things.

    March 5, 2009 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  3. Darren D.

    The Obamas are my King and Queen! The last U.S. Pres was a "JOKE"!

    March 5, 2009 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  4. spring forward

    have a wonderful time.

    March 5, 2009 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  5. Joan

    Wow, some people seem to be awfully "unpatriotic." The tables have turned. The Obamas are visiting Europe. How are they at all at fault? Don't be so quick to point fingers.

    March 5, 2009 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  6. Rick S.

    Minneapolis MN says
    "Ken get over your self i think the president do a good it was the W that left things a miss give the man time to do what his county Voted for him to do"

    Another fine product of government schools!

    March 5, 2009 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  7. m smith

    All the negitive talk is yet another example of why the republicans lost the last election. If you have nothing constructive to say then say nothing. Less than 2 months into the presidency and every one is a critic. The world seems to like the Obama's a lot more than the last admisistration. Keep up the good work the more negitive you are and the nastier your comments only reinforces the idea that we did indeed elect the right person. I think ol Rush should just keep up his retoric it is really helping you guy's out a lot. Maybe your numbers will go even lower in the poll's. Or do you still not get it. ??????

    March 5, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  8. jade

    man them player haters on the right are some retarted beings. does it come from inbreeding ?

    March 5, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  9. drf in virginia

    All you Republicans have got to get a life. Go do something constructive. The Democratic party doesn't need your sniveling, whiny voices around. We'll do just fine without you, thank you very much. It's nice to finally watch a real president at work...

    March 5, 2009 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  10. Perusing-through

    May GOD Bless the United States of America!
    May GOD Bless the "Obama-Biden-Clinton-Gates" Leadership Team!

    March 5, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  11. Santa Maria

    Jade...I guess that people on the right at least know how to spell retarded...comes from going past first grade in school.

    March 5, 2009 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  12. lawrence

    i will bless the lord at all times his praise will contunally be in my mouth

    March 5, 2009 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  13. Roger

    Hey, why don't all you negative, right-wingers put your tail between your legs and limp back to where you belong: on Fox News. You, Rupert, Rush, Ann, Sean...have a love fest...

    March 5, 2009 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  14. Bruce

    Before wasting more of my taxes (the Feds are darn lucky I am still employed to continue my tax donations into their black hole) on travel, the 'Bamas really should consider teleconferencing. There are many benefits, such as using less fuel, using less time, not dealing with jet lag, and producing less CO2. Getting cozy with the leaders will not earn their trust, respect or support. So stay home and work hard like the rest of us!!

    March 5, 2009 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  15. Keith in Austin

    I hope he invites Pelosi, Reid, et al they all belong in Socialized Europe anyway


    March 5, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  16. Tchico

    Obama is the best, the most qualify Lawyer to represent our country before the world for what happened in the past 8 years.

    If you dont know what i'm talking about go watch: Rush hour 3

    March 5, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
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