Obama, South Korean leader tout trade deal in Michigan
October 14th, 2011
03:18 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama, South Korean leader tout trade deal in Michigan

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart hit the road together Friday, traveling to the heart of America's Rust Belt to tout a recently approved trade deal between Washington and Seoul.

Obama also used the occasion to defend his controversial 2009 bailout of the U.S. auto industry, which has shown recent signs of recovery.


Filed under: Michigan • President Obama • South Korea • Trade
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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Almost every republican candidate for president has given a foreign policy speech except Michele Bachmann. It could be a very funny and moving religious speech rolled into one. Even flip flopping Mittsy, the man with no spine, was talking tough about China, and he will walk back those comments soon, as he created more jobs there than in MA. Think about it Michele, you owe it to 5% of the republican party.

    October 14, 2011 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    In yet ANOTHER attempt to embarrass, and humiliate our President in the eyes of the international community, the Rethugs held off until MINUTES before the dinner to confirm our new ambassador to South Korea.
    What the Rethugs jsut don't seem to understand due to their noticeably diminished capabilities is that the international community is quite aware of what they have been trying to do to our President since January 20th, 2009.
    It is only themselves whom they are succeeding in embarrassing and demeaning, oh, and hteir Party as a whole of course.
    Americans of goodwill welcome you President Lee Myung-bak.

    October 14, 2011 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  3. diridi

    Before they pump we pump them "Fuel-Efficient Electric, Hybrid-Fuel-Cell Cars, Trucks, and Airplanes". In return, we get their goods, that we need and we can not produce....Obama2012.
    GM, Chevy, Ford, do not play politics, and lobby. Banks need to behave too....

    October 14, 2011 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  4. GI Joe

    Careful - Paylin is friends with NORTH Korea.

    October 14, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |