Obama visits Facebook for online town hall
April 20th, 2011
02:30 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama visits Facebook for online town hall

Palo Alto, California (CNN) - President Barack Obama isn't just in the news Wednesday. He'll also be in your news feed.

The White House is holding a "town hall" at Facebook headquarters, where the president is expected to answer questions before a small audience about the economy and the federal deficit. The event also will be broadcast live online to Facebook's more than 500 million users, starting at 1:45 p.m. PT (4:45 p.m. ET).


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  1. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    I'm sure it'll be a very small audience of his supporters asking stock questions which he'll use to attack any other ideas that might actually address the huge financial problems facing this country. Obama has proven himself to be a financial illiterate.

    April 20, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  2. Inmyopinion

    So now the president is going to spend his time campaigning for re-election and creating jobs, the economy will seat in the back burner, oh well, can't wait to have another 4 years of talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, dream, dream, dream.

    April 20, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  3. jerry

    BOs going after the young voters...a one billion war chest effort to win another four years. My bet is the youth, who are without jobs, are on to this president and his failed policies...they are smarter than BO gives them credt. He has no record to run on...that is unless destroying the American dollar is a platform...and getting us into another war and mismanaging the other two wars...and etc....

    April 20, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    I just hopes he remembers to leave the professor in the back plugged into the hyperdrive. He has a habit of letting the professor do the talking for him in settings when it is not apprpriate. Don't get me wrong. The professor is quite the story teller, and can captivate an audience time and again.

    But, the message gets overshadowed by the delivery style. We have seen the fighter at conventions. We have seen the professor during those "teachable moments". Now we need to see a glimpse of the guy behind the closed door.

    April 20, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  5. bkbf

    Worst President we have ever had.

    April 20, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |