June 3rd, 2010
10:16 AM ET
11 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. Mike V

    What's this idiot going to do? Stop the leak himself? He was there last week for an hour then left for Chicago. Same old photo ops and same old lame comments. He had a year to clean up MMS and it didn't get one bit better. This is HIS mess. I'm sick and tired of everyone blaming Bush for everything they themselves had a hand in. Stay in Washington.

    June 3, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  2. Marlene

    OK, good, now maybe he can show some "rage" and get the media off his back for not showing enough emotion! Marlene in Mich

    June 3, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  3. Senator

    set up camp down there and manage: lead, that will take care of the campaign, you can only talk for so long: Take a look, no one from the Black community is defending you, Get on the ground and reach out to your block

    June 3, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  4. steve

    For all the naysayers who thought the President wasn't involved, (your wrong again), he is as much as involved as any president could be, besides even though this spill is very very tragic, he still has a country to run with all the other issues that need attention..Israel, the 2 wars, immigration, don't ask dont tell, so it kind of ticks me off when some pundits say he is not doing enough. Cheney is an oil man, Bush is an oil man, since they suppodedly love this country almost more than anyone else I,m not hearing anything from them..where are their proposals to stop the leak.. Stop Baby Stop should be the new mantra.. this will be President Obama's 3rd trip...how many times did Bush go to Louisiana during Katrina....enough said for now.

    June 3, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  5. Blaum

    too little too late Obama...... welcome to your Katrina....

    June 3, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  6. phoenix86

    ...and campaign. Which is the real purpose of the visit.

    June 3, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  7. LIP

    George would have been strung up by this time by the liberal media had he drug his feet this long...two visits in 49 days by Obama and people in Mississipi and Louisiana begging for help and this is the best he can do...a second visit?

    June 3, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  8. Blaum

    Is going to wear a tux this time? The pic of him last time down there with dress shoes and nice dress pants was hilarious.... what a dolt....

    put some boots on and grab a shovel big guy.... it's time to stop 'talking' about it and start doing something about it....

    June 3, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
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