Obama Goes To Brooklyn, Calls It “Cool”

President Obama visited Brooklyn to speak about education at a high school.

1. President Obama visited New York City’s Brooklyn borough on Friday.

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2. Folks were pretty excited.

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Barclays Center sign with Obama in Brooklyn

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4. He traveled there in Marine One, which landed in Prospect Park.

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5. Obama spoke at Pathways in Technology Early College High School, a school he had mentioned in his State of the Union address.

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6. The president said he wanted to lower the cost of college, provide all students with high-speed Internet, and allow every four-year-old child in America to attend preschool.

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7. He also said Brooklyn was cool.

“I know Brooklyn in general is blowing up right now. When I was living here, Brooklyn was cool, but not this cool.”

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8. He toured the campus.

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9. Later, the president went to Junior’s with New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio.

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10. They hugged children.

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11. Signed pumpkins.

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12. And were generally having an enjoyable time.

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13. The end.

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