Obama greets supporters outside diner before leaving Chicago

President Obama is back in Washington D.C. Friday, after an evening of fundraisers.

Before taking off he and Gov. Pat Quinn stopped for breakfast at the Valois Restaurant on 53rd Street.

When President Obama ordered his food, he plopped two twenty dollar bills down the counter and said, “I don’t take free food.”

A crowd of Obama supporters had gathered outside the restaurant hoping to catch a glimpse of him as he left.

Air Force One took off from O’Hare International Airport at about 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, Air Force One touched down at  O’Hare just before 6 p.m. A helicopter took the President from O’Hare to Montrose Harbor.

He then attended two events at the homes of supporters to raise money for Senator Durbin and other Senate Democrats.

Donors paid as much as $35,000 for a ticket.

The president spoke about the economy, Obamacare, minimum wage and immigration. He blamed Republicans for the gridlock in Washington.

Republicans criticized him for campaigning during the veterans affairs scandal and investigation.

 

 

 

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