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President Obama addresses U.S.-China trade relationship; Update: What was that?

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The press conference was scheduled to begin at 11:10 EST. He’s late again. When he does deign to grace us with his presence, the conference will be streaming here.

Update: There he is!

Another update: Annnnnnd it’s over. President Obama spent a grand total of two minutes at the podium – after showing up 20 minutes late, mind you. Blink and you missed it.

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The president started off by commenting on the recent killings in Afghanistan:

He went on to discuss trade with China:

And that was basically it. Of course, he took a moment to pass the buck. What presser would be complete without that?

For a guy who loves the sound of his own voice, Barack Obama didn’t say a whole lot. The public likely didn’t learn much from this little speech.

Jake Tapper was on to something here:

Next time, the dog should hijack the podium. We’d probably get more information.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/13/president-obama-addresses-u-s-china-trade-relationship-reactions-from-twitter/



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