Obama gives slip to press to watch daughter play

Obama gives slip to press to watch daughter play

The US president stated this during his meeting with Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani.
“Apparently I caused quite a problem,” Obama said, adding something about his secretary not telling the Secret Service. He suggested his pool-less trip did not please the news media.

“They were very upset about it,” he said. “It was big news,” he told Gilani.
The president has two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

It was not known which of his two daughters had the soccer game on Saturday.
American media outlets said that Obama broke years of tradition and protocol by leaving the White House without the press on his short trip.

“The president left the White House at approximately 9:20 am (on Saturday) to attend one of his daughters’ soccer games at 40th and Chesapeake NW,” according to a White House pool report.

“A pool was hastily called at around 9:35 and drove north at 9:43 to catch the president before the game ended. We didn’t make it. The president returned to the White House at 10:17. The pool returned at 10:30,” it said.