President Obama was on a three-day campaign trip to Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington and Louisiana. The President began the trip Monday where he participated in three fundraisers in Oakland, California including remarks to supporters at the Fox Theater.
In his remarks to supporters in Oakland, President Obama criticized Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney for distorting his remarks on small businesses. "Governor Romney was at it again -- knowingly twisting my words around to suggest that I don’t value small businesses," he said. "Now, look, in politics we all tolerate a certain amount of spin. I understand these are the games that get played in political campaigns, although when folks just omit entire sentences of what you said -- they start kind of splicing and dicing, you may have gone a little over the edge there."
Tuesday, the President traveled to Washington state where he spoke at at four fundraisers in Hunts Point and Portland including remarks at the Oregon Convention Center, Earlier that day, the Obama campaign released a new television ad in order to correct "the Romney campaign’s attempts to distort President Obama’s words" on businesses.
Wednesday, President Obama traveled to New Orleans to deliver remarks at a fundraising event at the House of Blues. Later, he spoke to the National Urban League convention in New Orleans about the need for stricter gun background checks and announced a new White House initiative to improve education for African-American students.