Obama’s vacation plans in jeopardy
By: Edward-Isaac Dovere
March 5, 2014 07:51 PM EST
Vladimir Putin has put President Barack Obama’s vacation plans on hold.
Obama’s headed to Coral Reef High School in the southern part of the city for an event about education and the economy Friday, which first lady Michelle Obama had been expected to attend as well. What hadn’t been known was that Obama’s daughters were planning to come with them, and that the four were going to extend the trip for a brief family getaway.
Now the White House tells POLITICO that he’s reconsidering.
“The president had planned to stay in South Florida with his family for the remainder of the weekend,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. “However, it is possible the President may return to the White House on Friday as events unfold in Ukraine.”
Obama isn’t expected to head to Kiev or anywhere else if the weekend in Florida gets scrapped, but more likely have a repeat of last weekend, which he spent in briefings and on the phone with foreign leaders after Putin began moving troops into Crimea.