Obama stops on Guam; chats with governor

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Governor Lou Leon Guerrero was there to greet former President Barack Obama along with Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio, Speaker Tina Muna Barnes, and GIAA Executive Manager Tom Ada, among others. (Viewer contributed photo)

Former president Barack Obama made a brief refueling stop at the Guam International Airport Monday night.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero was there to greet him along with Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio, Speaker Tina Muna Barnes, and GIAA Executive Manager Tom Ada, among others.

The administration declined to release any pictures of the meeting, saying that the Secret Service had asked them not to. However, various pictures like this one have been circulating on social media.

(Viewer contributed photo)

Afterward, the governor told reporters that she spent about a half-hour talking politics with the former president.

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“He asked me what are the biggest issues facing our island,” said Leon Guerrero “and then we talked about politics a little, with what’s happening with elections and so forth.”

The governor said among the issues they discussed were the ongoing H-2B problem and the upcoming compact impact negotiations.

Obama was flying back to the states from Singapore where he spoke about leadership and the challenge of global citizenship at the Singapore Expo.

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