Obama Arrives in NYC to Survey Damage!


November 16, 2012 by The ReadyWriter

And was greeted when he walked off Airforce One by, New York Governor Cuomo, Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

“We’re going to have to put some of the turf battles aside,” Obama said in remarks on the ravaged eastern shore of Staten Island. “We’re going to have to make sure that everybody is focused on doing the job as opposed to worrying about who is getting the credit or who is getting the contracts, or all that stuff that sometimes goes into the rebuilding process.”

In a three-hour sweep through storm-ravaged neighborhoods that included a helicopter tour of southern Brooklyn and Queens and meetings with storm victims on Staten Island, the President spoke in general terms about his commitment to help the city — but made no specific promises.

“I’m very proud of you, New York,” Obama said after walking through a Staten Island neighborhood that was devastated by the historic hurricane. “You guys are tough. You bounce back.”

16 thoughts on “Obama Arrives in NYC to Survey Damage!

  1. Yvonne says:

    Did anyone see the shot of Obama hugging that one woman? They said he cried with some of those people.


  2. BBallen says:

    all the politicians came out when Obama got there. Guess they all wanted their 15 minites. Was they there when them people need them.


  3. Tamala says:

    Yeah Team Obama.
    Cuomo was cussing folk out about the recovery effort b4 Obama got there so.


  4. Adam says:

    Aw the unity…that’s all that matters in a crises.

    Mornin Fam


  5. Cameo1 says:

    secret servce prolly had them streets empty before he even stepped off that plane.


  6. Bobby says:

    Obama’s a bad ass! 😉 Swag and all


  7. CorporateBitch says:

    not appreciating the backside shot of my fine president ms. bell.


    • Lexy says:

      not appreciating the backside shot of my fine president ms. bell.
      That’s what I just said Corp.


  8. zenna says:

    We need a new post el pronto


  9. Natasha says:

    Go Mr. President! 🙂


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