Fresh from a dramatic White House appearance in which Obama released his full-length birth certificate, the president and first lady Michelle Obama boarded Air Force One to fly to Chicago to tape an episode of the TV show hosted by one of the president’s best-known supporters.
White House Chief of Staff William Daley, along with Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama’s mother, were also on the plane.
Obama departed Andrews Air Force Base at around 10:15 ET, in route to Chicago, where he’ll be whisked to Winfrey’s Harpo studios.. The program is expected to air Monday.
No doubt Obama’s decision to release his long-form birth certificate, as well as Trump’s role in the affair will be a subject of conversation.
It will be Obama’s ninth trip to his hometown.
After that, the president moves on to New York City, where he’ll speak at three Democratic National Committee fundraisers.