President Obama In Milan

President Barack Obama in Milan for the annual Seeds and Chips conference




160 Responses to “President Obama In Milan”

  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    May 9, 2017 at 10:07 am

    POTUS is live now:

      May 9, 2017 at 11:31 am


        May 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm


  2. 4 Allison
    May 9, 2017 at 10:12 am

    • 5 globalcitizenlinda
      May 9, 2017 at 10:46 am

      Some is right about mental health in the WH. Hope they are not fired for this

    • 6 donna dem 4 obama
      May 9, 2017 at 11:04 am

    • May 9, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      In 2013 the Obama Administration expanded health benefits to an additional 62 million people which gave equal coverage to mental health problems as medical/surgical care. Over 20% of our population has a diagnosable mental health or substance abuse disorder.
      Today in National Mental Health Awareness Month 2017: What new lie is the crazed Gesticulator-in-Chief telling about ENDING substance abuse and mental health coverage for so many Americans?

  3. 8 Don
    May 9, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Those pictures of Obama, he is so cool.

  4. 12 whenpamelawandered
    May 9, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Oh. Yeah. ❤🤗😎⭐🙏

  5. 13 CEB
    May 9, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Just finished watching this on another feed and lost it as he was ending with final remarks for the questions from children. Glad to see it here. Our PBO knows so much about the connectedness of food, climate, economics, culture and policy and all of it is underpinned with caring and decency.

  6. 18 carla4obama
    May 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Hi TOD family, Just to clarify in my brain..knowing what we know now. Did VP Pence lie when he stated that Flynn did not discuss sanctions with the Russians? Since that event happened after Sally Yates informed the WH that Flynn could be compromised by the Russians (and was Pence there when Yates discussed this with the WH? The reason Flynn was fired according to the WH is because he lied to Pence. The web of deception is hard to follow and I know you guys are on top of it.

    • 19 desertflower
      May 9, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Pence already knew. The meme that he was “lied to” is false. A lie.

      • May 9, 2017 at 11:35 am

        I’ve been saying the same from the start. I find it hard to believe that *anyone* in 45’s close WH circle did not know what was going on. Pence may not have immediately known about Yates’ warning(s) at the time it was given (which I also don’t believe given there was more than one communication), but that does not mean he did not know what Flynn was doing.

        So whatever Flynn may have said, when Pence was going around all the Sunday shows denying Flynn’s actions, I believehe was being deceptive.

        • 22 SUE DUVALL SMITH
          May 9, 2017 at 11:59 am


    • May 9, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Pence knows everything. Don’t forget that he ran the transition hiring, so he was in charge of vetting. And also don’t forget that Rep. Cummings sent him a letter about Flynn in NOVEMBER. So I don’t buy any of this “Pence is an innocent good guy” BS.

      • May 9, 2017 at 11:38 am

        The GOP would like to keep running with that line because Pence is their backup plan for the presidency…they’re biding their time to push 45 out. Problem is, 45 will not go quietly; a lot of them will be going down with him, including Pence.

  7. 26 desertflower
    May 9, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I have thought of this. Often.

  8. 27 globalcitizenlinda
    May 9, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Loved listening to PBO in Milan. Wonder if he will really make it in time for dinner – as he joked.

  9. May 9, 2017 at 10:40 am


  10. May 9, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I was watching CNN this morning and the guy who wrote that new book about Barack Obama was up there, and I turn it right away.

  11. 30 globalcitizenlinda
    May 9, 2017 at 10:42 am

    It is a WH lie that flynn was fired because he lied to pence. pence already knew. #PenceKnew. I have insisted on this from the moment that nonsense was first mentioned. All this crap is used to try and protect pence in case he has to replace an impeached/resigned homegrown demagogues

    • 31 arapaho415
      May 9, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      GM GCL (after very brief chat on previous thread 🙂 ):

      I did a Twitter search for: Condi Tillerson and there’ more info there, but I do recall that Bob Gates and Condi Rice both lobbied hard for Tillerson, so don’t be fooled by her genteel manner — she’s driven by personal greed, just like the rest of FUBAR president’s cheerleaders.

      This tweet says “Bill Gates,” but it’s a typo, he meant “Bob Gates.”

      • 32 CEB
        May 9, 2017 at 12:23 pm

        This should be Robert Gates, the former Sec/Def, not Bill Gates.

        • 33 arapaho415
          May 9, 2017 at 12:27 pm

          GM CEB.

          I noticed that too, a typo on the tweeter’s part — I too have made countless typos when tweeting. 😦

    • 34 Betsy
      May 9, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      The “Christian Alt-Right” movement here in the US, also called “Christian Dominists”, of which Pence is a part of, have a plan to control all levels of government. They have organized groups everywhere in the US to groom people to take office, and to have one of their own be president of the US, and control of the House and Senate, is their ultimate goal. Pence is part of that.

  12. May 9, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Tuesday morning.

    Nerdy, thanks so much for helping Ms. Chips and for the sacrifices you’re making for us TOD’ers. 💫🙏👌👊❤

    To all, I hope that you are operating with clear eyes, a pure heart, and an impeccable mind today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    I am thankful to God that I lived to witness one of the greatest President of The United States of America in President Barack Hussein Obama ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  13. 38 yardarm756
    May 9, 2017 at 11:08 am

    To all my TODbots…

  14. 42 amk for kenyan
    May 9, 2017 at 11:24 am

    It’s a chips conference and no Chips?

  15. 44 carolyn
    May 9, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Good morning all, and what a beautiful morning to wake up and see the wonderful pictures of our forever POTUS!!!!!!!!

    We know that the Rethugs would like to claim PBO’s presidency was a failure, and undo everything he did…..they will not succeed at this. I am thinking about one gauge of the success or failure of a presidency: What happens after the term is over. GWB had to go into hiding for years. He painted, he designed his monument, but he was not invited to participate on the world scene. He was persona non grata. People just didn’t want him around. ON THE OTHER HAND: PBO is, on his timing, once again on the world and national scene, in demand for speeches and appearances, given the wonderful award Sunday night, and greeted with love and appreciation everywhere he goes. I know this fries djt’s brain, and it is wonderful to see. He will never be able to hide PBO’s accomplishments, or make people dislike him. djt sees everything as a contest, and he is losing, BIGLY!!!

    • 45 CEB
      May 9, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      True. Furthermore, the thousands with whom he has interacted over his career whose stories are told over and over to the people they know, the hundreds of thousands who are now stepping up in defense of the policies and ideas and ideals that he espoused, and the millions world-wide who have been a witness to his presidency, all of these things are his legacy. There are too many witnesses to his greatness for it to be snuffed out by books written by people/enemies who were on the outside and a complicit media that is still doing all it can to erase him. The more that they try to decrease him the more that he will increase.

    • 46 sherijr
      May 9, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      nicely said Carolyn & oh so true 🙂 bigly 😉

  16. 48 JER
    May 9, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Press conference 2009. #RealNews — petesouza

  17. 49 arapaho415
    May 9, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    GM TODville.

    West coast news here (fortunately for most in the west, Hanford is in relatively sparsely populated area of south-central/eastern Washington state):


  18. 53 Bill R.
    May 9, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Pres. Obama, global leader. Teaming up with Italian Matteo Renzi to empower young leaders.

  19. May 9, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    This only concerns him after Monday’s hearings?!?!?!?

  20. May 9, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Good to see that Ossoff is not running away from ACA (as a lot of Dems did in 2010/2014)

  21. May 9, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Wow!!! *That’ll* make it more diverse and bipartisan.

    • 65 CEB
      May 9, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      I am less concerned with gender as I am about their positions on healthcare and whether or not they have any actual influence. You know he will find incompetents like DeVos and Kellyanne who will do what ever their male masters tell them to do.

      • May 9, 2017 at 1:59 pm

        Someone suggested that one of them will be Ivanka. Although she’s not a senator, not so far fetched given the way everything else is being staffed in this administration.

    • 67 jacquelineoboomer
      May 9, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      *adding women?

      Oh how thoughtful. Also implies they don’t know that women are at the core of everything in life, and all else should be centered around what women are doing. 🙂 Unless they’re RWNJ Stepford Women, of course.

  22. May 9, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Heh Heh Heh

  23. May 9, 2017 at 1:57 pm

  24. May 9, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    It’s like the GOP is saying they’ll acknowledge the Russia hacking and influence on our election….IF they can blame President Obama, HRC, and the Democrats. [That seems to be their first defense of late.] Otherwise, it didn’t happen.

    • May 9, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      Pro-Putin Cotton:
      Took $2.1 million from pro-Israel supporters in his first year and signed the letter written by the 47 GOP Ayatollas in their traitorous attempt bring down the Iran Nuclear agreement.

    • 75 Don
      May 9, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      I’m convinced that this motherfucker slits the throats of baby calves and hangs them upside down so that their blood settles into large steel vats for storage for later consumption in order to keep his youthful appearance.

      May 9, 2017 at 5:29 pm


  25. May 9, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    The lies are automatic…and stupid when it is about something that can be verified. GOP is on record saying that the Democrats were not involved in the development of AHCA…even blaming the Democrats for that fact. Yet they choose to insult the intelligence of their constituents.

    • May 9, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Remember the bots lying how the ACA was “rammed through” after such a long process and weeks of being aired on C-Span and in countless meetings around and about the Hill. GOPUTIN are the kinglets of r-r-r-ramming and non-compromise. Media, tell this truth!

  26. May 9, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    I thought that even though the states have the option of a waiver regarding pre-existing conditions, EHB, etc., it was not likely that they would exercise that option. I know that Scott Walker has said that he would pursue that route. Apparently, Blum thinks it should be pursued as well.

    Same one who ran out of the television interview when he became uncomfortable with the question(s).

      May 9, 2017 at 5:44 pm


  27. 82 Allison
    May 9, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Angella Reid, the first female chief usher to work at the White House, is “no longer employed by the White House,” an administration official has told ABC News.

    Reid was fired, according to sources. One administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, cited “issues with the staff.” Others described tension between Reid, her staff and members of the administration.

    The abrupt departure, first reported by the Washington Post, is unusual for a White House usher — a position which does not typically change with administrations. Only nine people have held the job in the last 132 years.

    Reid did not respond to ABC News’ multiple requests for comment.

    “We are very grateful for her service,” the official said. White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters today that Reid “left on very good terms and [we] wish her the very best.”


  28. 85 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    GA To TODbots Everywhere.
    Pleasant day in my Neck of the woods. Sunny, Blue Sky & a touch of a slight Breeze 😉
    Wow, Thanks, NW for all the Pics of Pres Obama in Milan.
    It’s all ❤ for TODville Community.
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}
    It was nice to read a post from Sir Yardarm yesterday.

  29. 86 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Seeds & Chips
    Pres Obama
    Full Video

  30. 88 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    The most Open Secret in the DC/NY Journo Rumor Mill.

  31. 89 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Yesterday & beyond, Spicer & Co Blame Pres Obama.
    Now ask if he was compromised…….the fool is fumbling & folding like a cheap suit.

  32. May 9, 2017 at 3:40 pm

  33. May 9, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    I am shocked!!!

  34. 92 Bill R.
    May 9, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Pres. Obama given the official seal to the City of Milano.

  35. 93 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 4:05 pm

  36. 94 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm

  37. 95 catrst
    May 9, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    President Obama can travel the world speaking and listening to compassionate forward thinkers imagining and then creating the kind of world that respects, empowers and includes. For that I am truly grateful. He has conducted his job as president in a way that shows us integrity, courage, and love can and will be part of leadership going forward. For those of us that value the heck out of people like President Obama and Michelle, we only want more of this type of trend, good, smart, compassionate people getting involved and making a difference. We will have their back when they do.

  38. May 9, 2017 at 4:39 pm

  39. 97 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 4:40 pm

  40. 100 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 4:44 pm

  41. May 9, 2017 at 4:56 pm

  42. 102 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 5:07 pm

  43. May 9, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Yup …. Yup ….

  44. 106 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 5:15 pm

  45. May 9, 2017 at 5:15 pm

  46. 108 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 5:24 pm

  47. 109 Niliathiel
    May 9, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    So good to see him so relaxed. 🙂
    Does anyone know whether PBO will be staying in Europe for some? SInce he´s scheduled to be in Germany around the 25th or so…does anyone know whether he´ll just be vacationing around? I personally would suggest Germany 😛

  48. 110 Niliathiel
    May 9, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    So good to see him so relaxed. 🙂
    Does anyone know whether PBO will be staying in Europe for some? SInce he´s scheduled to be in Germany around the 25th or so…does anyone know whether he´ll just be vacationing around? I personally would suggest Germany 😛

  49. May 9, 2017 at 5:36 pm

  50. May 9, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    What the actual fuck.

  51. May 9, 2017 at 5:45 pm


  52. 121 0388jojothecat
    May 9, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    We knew this was coming……..wonder what the GOP will do now?

    • May 9, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      This is not good. A special prosecutor needs to now be appointed and that means it will take longer to nail this SOB.

      • 123 donna dem 4 obama
        May 9, 2017 at 5:58 pm

        I hate to say this but I’m losing all hope. I don’t see it happening with this corrupt government in place.

      • 124 0388jojothecat
        May 9, 2017 at 6:05 pm

        It will be four years until he will be removed unless NY can get him. What happens to all the grand juries going on? We live in interesting and terrifying times.

        The GOP controlled Senate are poised to get rid of Medicaid and Medicare, then Social Security. Then we are ALL Fucked!

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  57. May 9, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Pete is on it

  58. May 9, 2017 at 6:03 pm

  59. 141 donna dem 4 obama
    May 9, 2017 at 6:07 pm

  60. 142 donna dem 4 obama
    May 9, 2017 at 6:11 pm

  61. 143 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 6:11 pm

  62. May 9, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I am so sorry we can’t fire Donald J. Trump.

    • 145 Nena20409
      May 9, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      We Can, but it’s harder to do.
      Nightly Demonstrations in every City demanding Trump Resign.
      This is Beyond Nixonian.
      Nixon didn’t have Control of Congress.
      GOP then had some integrity. Today, it’s all #1PartyRule.
      Authoritarianism………in USA.

  63. 146 jacquelineoboomer
    May 9, 2017 at 6:13 pm

  64. May 9, 2017 at 6:15 pm

  65. May 9, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Didn’t inform anyone. Impulsive move.

  66. 149 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 6:20 pm

  67. May 9, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    I call Bulls##t on MSM and the Crook45 trying to convince us that this firing of Comey is all about Hillary Clinton.
    This is about the #TrumpRussia probe getting too close for comfort….period!! We will not be bamboozled.

  68. 152 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 6:24 pm

  69. 153 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 6:26 pm

  70. 155 jacquelineoboomer
    May 9, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Ten mins. ago, Pete Williams said no comments yet out of R and D congresspukes AGAINST the firing. Some appear in agreement – he says – such as Diane Feinstein. True or not, merited or not, that will further delay any call for a special prosecutor, etc., based on this. And Trump knew all this, the way they “blamed” Comey’s mishandling of the Hillary “e-mail investigation.” We are dealing with experts in criminality – and they’re in the White House and scattered like cockroaches throughout our government agencies, now.

    We’re fucked. Or doomed. Take your choice.

  71. May 9, 2017 at 6:35 pm

  72. 158 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 6:37 pm

  73. 159 Nena20409
    May 9, 2017 at 6:53 pm

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