President Obama held a press conference on Tuesday, March 6th. During the press conference, he was asked by Chicago Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet about the G8 location change from Chicago to Camp David.
Regarding the change of location, Obama said:
“This was an idea that was brought to me after the initial organizing of the NATO summit. Someone pointed out to me that I haven’t had any of my counterparts that I’ve worked with for three years up to Camp David. G8 tends to be a more informal setting in which we talk about a wide range of issues in a pretty intimate way, and the thinking was people would enjoy being in a more casual back drop. I think the weather will be good that time of year. It will give me a chance to spend time with Mr. Putin, the new Russian president. And from there, we will fly to Chicago.”
To view the video clip of the press conference from Fox Chicago, please view below.