Барак Обама освещает для СМИ официальную точку зрения правительства США на ситуацию в Египте, где с 25 января 2011г. проходят массовые акции протеста с требованиями смены правящего режима Хосни Мубарака, а правительство отключает по всей стране мобильную связь и Интернет.
Obama said: "The United States will continue to stand up for the rights of the Egyptian people and work with their government in pursuit of a future that is more just, more free, and more hopeful." Meanwhile in the US, many people are in a situation that is next to hopeless. National Geographic magazine says: "Millions of working Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. One-sixth of Americans don’t have enough food to eat. Finding food has become a central worry for millions of Americans. In Mitchell County, Iowa, Christina Dreier sends her son, Keagan, to school without breakfast. He is three years old and usually refuses to eat the free meal he qualifies for at preschool. Dreier has decided to try some tough love: if she sends Keagan to school hungry, maybe he’ll eat the free breakfast, which will leave more food at home for lunch. The fear of being unable to feed her children hangs over Dreier’s days." http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/hunger/