June 6th, 2013
06:41 PM ET
10 years ago

Diplomatic snub? First lady skipping China summit

(CNN) - High school reunions, work Christmas parties, brunch with the in-laws, there are a lot of events spouses are obligated to attend. But apparently meetings with the President of China is not one of them for first lady Michelle Obama.

President Barack Obama travels to California for a sit-down with his new counterpart President Xi Jinping this weekend, and he will be going stag.


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. tiscali.it

    o good grief

    June 6, 2013 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  2. RINO Bil

    A snub is when Michelle goes to China and Barack doesn't.

    June 6, 2013 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  3. Malory Archer

    Oh my – somebody grab the fainting couch!

    June 6, 2013 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  4. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    What have they done to show their friendship to the USA in the last 50 years besides steal our tech ,dump their junk products produced with their cheap labor while their politicans steal the profits and pay the workers dimes on the dallar .

    June 6, 2013 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  5. Gary

    This is terrible. I think Issa should do an investigation.

    June 6, 2013 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  6. S.B. Stein

    I can't blame her because she has her daughters to think about. She can't alway be expected to be at these things.

    June 6, 2013 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  7. Ed1

    Michelle doesn't want her free lunch and vacations to end yet so she is hard at work what ever that is.

    June 6, 2013 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  8. dixie

    well guess she doesn't care how the US looks to the world or the message she sends.

    June 6, 2013 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  9. Donkey Party

    There was no reason for the First Lady to travel to California. Could you imagine all the right-wingers complaining about her being there? Now they'll only complain about her not being there. Damned if she goes or doesn't go. Thanks for throwing out the red meat, Fox News Lite.

    June 7, 2013 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  10. Thomas

    Why would anybody in there right mind want to be in Palm Springs in the Summer ?

    June 7, 2013 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  11. Once again, Obama waves his magic wand

    Trouble in paradise? Lol. Michelle must of been told she had to tone down her massive shopping sprees due to the IRS scandal. This presidency is an absolute disaster. I can barely put shoes on my kids feet to go to school and Michelle is out spending millions of our tax dollars on her closet. It's highly offensive for those of us who still work. My wife lost her health care and got cut back to part time due to Obamacare and I'm next. I hope next time Michelle is shopping on our dime she gets robbed so she knows how it feels. I am so disgusted with our government I wake up every morning wishing it was just a bad dream.

    June 7, 2013 03:15 am at 3:15 am |
  12. Thomas

    @Peoples State of Illinois
    Why do they need high speed internet?

    Because most of the completive world has high speed internet !

    And unless we educate our children to compete in a world economy , they will be as out of touch with reality as you !

    June 7, 2013 03:35 am at 3:35 am |
  13. Marie MD

    Is it a crime if she doesn't go? If she went to CA then the haters/birthers tea trolls would be complaining that she is wasting taxpayer money.

    June 7, 2013 06:28 am at 6:28 am |