Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney en route Colorado Springs, CO, 6/29/12
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Aboard Air Force One
En Route Colorado Springs, Colorado
11:38 A.M. EDT
MR. CARNEY: Good morning — still morning — ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for joining us aboard Air Force One as we make our way to Colorado, where, as you know, the President will be getting briefed by those who are leading the effort in response to the terrible wildfires that have already caused devastating losses in Colorado, including loss of life.
We’ll be able to apprise you as we’re on the ground about our specific stops and the schedule. But I don’t have — I can’t give you too many details about that right now.
Q Are you able to lay out a rough schedule of what we’ll be seeing?
MR. CARNEY: No, not at this time, but we’ll get you some more information as we get a little closer to Colorado. I can say, generally speaking, the President will meet with the leaders of the effort to deal with the fires, respond to the fires. He’ll have an opportunity, hopefully, to see some of the damage as well as meet with some of those who have been victimized by the fires. But beyond that I’ll have to — we’ll have to give you more details later.
Q What’s the White House assessment of the deal struck by the European leaders? And does the President think that the short-term solutions that they’ve agreed to will be enough to kind of ease some of the headwinds on the U.S. economy?
MR. CARNEY: Julie, I appreciate the question. I can tell you that, as you know, the President has been consulting with his European counterparts quite a bit, including at the G8 and the G20, and by phone, as you know from the readouts that we’ve been giving. Secretary Geithner as well, Lael Brainard as well from the Treasury Department, have been very, very much engaged in this.
We welcome the indications that euro-area leaders made progress last night as they grapple with these challenges. We also, of course, note that these difficulties will not be resolved overnight,
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