President Obama is leaving Washington D.C. as protesters make their way to Capitol Hill to oppose his proposed nuclear deal with Iran.
A big political rally is planned for today, featuring Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz as well as other grassroots conservative heroes such as radio host Mark Levin and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson is also scheduled to attend.
But President Obama is expected to leave this afternoon for Warren, Michigan where he will attend an event highlighting college education with Joe Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, a community college teacher.
Obama is expected to promote his idea of creating free community college for students – a bill that would cost $60 billion over the next 10 years. The president will gone by the time the rally starts at 1:00 p.m. and will return to the White House this evening.
The White House has dismissed the protest as a “pro-war rally,” pointing out that the most extreme conservatives would be the loudest voices against the Iran nuclear deal.
“There is no denying the fact that shortly after Labor Day, we’ll see Vice President Cheney, Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump emerge as the leading voices of opposition to the Iran deal,” Earnest admitted in a press conference in August.