Barack Obama may have had a tough week, but he walked into a room of people happy to see him Friday morning when he visited children at Moravia Park Elementary School in Baltimore. The president toured an early childhood education program and sat down with pre-K students who were discussing their favorite zoo animals.
Obama asked how old the students were and quizzed some of the kids on basic math. After the students answered a few addition questions, one student hesitated on a subtraction problem. “Subtraction is tougher than addition,” Obama said.
The president was in Baltimore to give a speech about job creation. He visited Ellicott Dredges, a manufacturing plant that makes equipment used for infrastructure projects, telling workers, “You might not know it if you were just watching the news, and you’re exposed to all the partisan battles and brinksmanship in Washington, but the truth is there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about where this country is headed.”