Obama’s China visit starts on wrong foot

When Air Force One landed in China Saturday, there were no stairs waiting for President Barack Obama to disembark. On the tarmac, his staff scrambled to get stairs in place for him to descend. If that was not enough, White House press photographers traveling with him tried to get into position to record his arrival, only to find a member of the “welcoming” Chinese officials screaming at them to leave. A White House official tried to intervene, saying this is our president and our plane and the media are not moving. The man yelled back “This is our country!” The Chinese official continued yelling at Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, and her deputy, Ben Rhodes, while trying to block them from moving toward the front of the plane.

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