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Obama raises a glass of Guinness in Orlando, 'To more jobs'




President Barack Obama, in Orlando for two fundraisers, took a sidetrip to Harp and Celt Restaurant & Irish Pub to meet with unemployed construction workers. Hoisting a glass of Guinness he said, "To more jobs."

Obama told the workers part of the reason he wanted to stop by is because he wanted to help create jobs. "You guys are what this country's all about," Mr. Obama said, according to a report filed by a traveling reporter.

As the group of six talked, someone brought Obama a Guinness. "Look at that," he said, examining it. "Now that looks good."

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer thought so, too. "Is that a Guinness?" he said. "Can I get one of those, too?"

Obama raised his glass and the construction workers raised theirs.

PHOTO: The Associated Press

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:00pm]


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