The president is expected to speak in the morning, though no details have been announced. Obama is expected to meet many skeptics, both in the city, and even at the convention itself, including those in his own party.
The Charlotte visit appears to be a continuation of a tour to select cities to promote the administration’s work on the economy. The visits come following a March jobs report that was the weakest showing in more than a year.
Obama also recently visited Louisville, Kentucky and Salt Lake City, Utah.
On April 3, Obama remarked, “We’ve got to be relentless in our work to grow the economy and create good jobs. Parts of the globe have seen their economies weaken. Europe has had a weaker economy; Asia has been slowing down. We have had the strongest economy, but we’re impacted by what happens around the world. And that’s why we have to redouble our efforts to make sure that we’re competitive, to make sure that we’re taking the steps that are needed for us to be successful.”
Obama will arrive in Charlotte via Air Force One at North Carolina Air National Guard Base, according to the White House press office.
If you’re planning on traveling anywhere near the Charlotte Douglas International Airport or the Charlotte Convention Center on Wednesday, be prepared for delays.
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