President of Chile caught on video sitting down at White House office desk of President ObamaBy Mason White 7:01 AM June 9, 2013
|The president of Chile sits at Obama’s office desk
in the White House
By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) The president of Chile was seen on video sitting down at president Obama’s White House office desk at laughing about it in Obama’s face, according to video uploaded to the internet.
“I will sit in the chair of the president of the United States,” the president of Chile, Sebastian Pinera, said as he sat down on Obama’s desk in the Oval Office, breaking political protocols of the White House, and surprising President Obama.
Pinera’s decision, was apparently made spontaneously without consulting Obama’s advisers or security personnel.
In an apparent justification for his actions, Pinera said: “You know my daughter was born in the United States,” apparently addressing the controversy of where President Obama was born.
One of the people who witnessed the incident asked Obama amid the surprise and laughter, which was heard in the Oval Office, how many other presidents in the world had done that. Without any visible irritation, but with a touch of surprise and perhaps disapproval on his face, Obama replied: “He is the only one.”
During the hour-long meeting between Obama and Pinera, the leaders discussed matters relating to bilateral relations between the two countries.
President Barack Obama welcomed Pinera to the White House on Tuesday and praised the South American country’s growing economy and democratic progress.
Both leaders said they were committed to working toward a global trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region, which would include the two countries.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view