If only he’d sent fruitcake…
President Barack Obama is clearly trying to make nice with the business community and he promised the Chamber of Commerce a new friendly era after two years of coldness.
The White House and U.S. Chamber of Commerce can see each other across a park, but until recently acted like the other was on the wrong side of the tracks.
But it’s never too late to make-up in Washington, where yesterday’s enmities are often tomorrow’s alliances.
Obama handled it with humor. “It is good to be here today at the Chamber of Commerce. I’m here in the interest of being more neighborly.”
“I strolled over from across the street, and look, maybe if we had brought over a fruitcake when I first moved in, we would have gotten off to a better start. But I’m going to make up for it,” Obama said.