“I’m here to listen not lecture”
Barack Obama lands in London for the G20 Summit and his first overseas trip as U.S. president.
Hello I’m Christina McAusland and you’re watching Newsy.com.
President Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown started the day with a news conference standing shoulder to shoulder…
MSNBC’s Morning Joe talked with a reporter who looked at how the two leaders are working to push fear aside in dealing with the global economic crisis…“A big priority is psychological . Yesterday Gordon Brown, in advance of his meeting with Barack Obama, said a big task for this session was to restore the oxygen of confidence to the world economic system.”
Huffington Post backed up that sentiment with the headline – International Hope Campaign…“Obama prodded nations to spur growth and work together on regulatory reform, and not fall into the kind of protectionism and other mistakes that helped fuel the Great Depression.”
The Huffington Post also pointed out the tests Obama is facing in London… everything from China wanting a global currency to replace the dollar… to France threatening a walkout if exact protocol isn’t followed… (The Huffington Post
Which brings us back to CNN – saying some of the differences are overplayed…“There’s more consensus between these twenty nations than there are differences. He’s learning the basic process of summitry. The run-ups to the summit and the media, aids to the other leaders all make a big deal about all the problems. The leaders get together and they find these problems aren’t as big as they are made out to be.”
SKY News highlights the agreement between Obama and Brown on goals for the summit …“… better supervision of the financial system, stimulating growth, cooperation to support emerging markets, free trade and help for the worlds poorest.”
Stay with Newsy.com for more perspectives as we continue to follow the G20 Summit in London.