President Obama’s Visit To Atlanta

June 26, 2012 12:00 AM
President Obama’s Visit To Atlanta
" ATLANTA (WAOK)- It was the second visit to Atlanta by President Barack Obama in three months. The president arrived at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport shortly after 11 am for a quick fundraising visit that included remarks before a crowd of supporters and an impromptu stop at one of Atlanta’s landmark restaurants to the delight of lunchtime customers.

Here is a snapshot of the president’s movements taken from White House pool reporters traveling with POTUS today:

At 10:55 a.m., the final airplanes took off or landed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, minutes before the arrival of Air Force One. Pres. Barack Obama is en route to Atlanta.At 11:11 a.m., the last plane landed at Hartsfield-Jackson. Two white lights on Air Force One are in view. Expected touchdown is 11:15 a.m.

Doors are open on Air Force One. The president emerges to cheers. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, Clayton County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell and Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves were among the dignitaries on hand to greet the president.

Obama poses for pictures with more than a dozen local dignitaries, then goes to press the flesh with the throng of well-wishers assembled to meet him at Hartsfield-Jackson. Shortly after 11:30 a.m., the president’s motorcade leaves. "

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