HONOLULU – On Wednesday, President Barack Obama arrived in Hawaii to deliver remarks at the 2016 Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders.
President Obama opened with light-hearted comments about the weather situation that greeted him in his home state. At the time, Hurricane-turned Tropical Storm Madeline was threatening Hawaii Island, and Hurricane Lester is predicted to swing by the islands a few days from now.
During his address at the East West Center, President Obama also talked about combating climate change, the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea marine monument, and his old childhood stomping grounds nearby from where he stood.
Obama now departs Honolulu en route to Midway Atoll.