While soldiers are dying in Afghanistan due to lack of support from President Obama, he is finding time to fly off to Denmark on the taxpayers dime to lobby and campaign for crime ridden Chicago, Illinois to be home to the 2016 Olympics.
WASHINGTON – — Putting his political prestige on the line, President Barack Obama has set aside doubts about whether he can leave Washington and will fly to Denmark this week to make a personal appeal to the International Olympic Committee on behalf of Chicago, his adopted hometown.
The White House announced Monday that Obama will arrive in Copenhagen on Friday, just before Chicago makes its formal presentation to Olympic officials who are also considering Tokyo, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 games. A decision is expected later that day, within hours of Obama’s appearance.
Also along for the trip are First “Lady” (in question) and talk diva Oprah Winfrey.
From USA Today:
First lady Michelle Obama is back in campaign mode, though now with a very select electorate: Members of the International Olympic Committee
Another world famous Chicago resident will also be making the case, talk show host and businesswoman Oprah Winfrey. Mrs. Obama cited Winfrey’s knowledge of the city, as well as her "extra star quality."
"She’s Oprah," Mrs. Obama said. "Enough said."
The U.S. delegation also includes former Olympic athletes as well as Chicago residents. "We’ve got a great overall team," Mrs. Obama said. "Oprah is like the icing on the cake."