President Obama Departs From LAX After Whirlwind Fundraising Trip

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — President Obama departed from Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday afternoon following a whirlwind fundraising trip.

Obama, who stayed at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, is heading to San Francisco for more fundraising before flying to Denver.

He was scheduled to depart from Los Angeles International Airport at 11:40 a.m., but Air Force One took off at 12:05 p.m.

During his visit, Obama attended a 10:30 a.m. taping of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as fundraising events at the homes of Hollywood producer James Lassiter and actor Antonio Banderas.

A seat at Banderas’ dinner table cost guests such as Will Smith, Magic Johnson and Eva Longoria more than $30,000 each.

The event was aimed at building Latino support for the president’s reelection campaign. His approval among Latino voters has fallen below 50 percent.

Several Latino voters say Obama has misled them into thinking he would push for immigration reform, but only delivered arrests and deportations.

President Obama also made a surprise stop at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles on Pico Boulevard, where he ordered a #9: three wings and a waffle, complete with syrup and hot sauce.

  • Stubby

    I bet he likes to be away from Michelle so he can eat what he wants, like most
    Americans. No one wants to be told by some hag what they should eat. Chiken wings and waffles aren’t on the First Lady’s list of legal foods.

  • Scott

    Nobama GO HOME
    We don’t need the headache

  • mojo

    Not soon enough. Go home and don’t come back…………… in fact go somewhere else besides this once great country, you have done enough damage

    • uhoh

      LOLLOLOLOLOLOL….You are highly misinformed. I recommend you stop getting brainwashed by the lies Faux News reports on. There is a reason Canada denied Faux News to be able to report their news in Canada.


    hey mojo i could’ve sworn that bush left him with the bill…maybe u should try inheriting a country in debt…its e z to blame him cuz he’s black rite…just like its e z to use immigrants as a scapegoat…

    • Jeezus

      eazy to support him cause he’s black, right? He plays bball too so that’s extra votes right there. NO one cares about immigrants….it’s ILLEGAL immigrants that we care about.

  • steveO

    How much will the taxpayers have to pay for the buffoon to fly all over the place. If the Democratic national committee had to pay, he would spend alot more time in DC where he belongs.

    • uhoh

      So, Obama is the first president to fly all over the place? Stop trolling, your comments show your stupidity.

  • Ray

    Go to the White House and get some work done you have been fund raising for three years now time to WORK.

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