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Obama Slates Unusual NBC Appearance

Aug 31, 2015  •  Post A Comment

President Obama has lined up an appearance on NBC, but it won’t be one of those typical talk show appearances by a politician.

NBC announced that Obama will take an expedition through the Alaskan wilderness with celebrity survival expert Bear Grylls. The trek will be featured on a special edition of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” that will air on the Peacock Network later this year.

Obama is set to spend three days in Alaska, during which he will rename the tallest mountain in the nation, Mount McKinley. The name change, which has stirred up its share of controversy, will return the mountain to its Native American name, Denali.

Obama, who will reportedly be given a crash course in survival techniques from Grylls, is expected to focus on the issue of climate change while in Alaska.

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3 Comments

  1. Will NBC be picking up the millions it will cost to have the president of the US fooling around on TV? With all the real problems in the world is it really in the best interest of the country to have the POTUS taking time for this nonsense? Next he will be playing saxophone on the Tonight Show – oh yeah, that was another one!

  2. You’re absolutely right Reality Check. I mean he really should be at the ranch versus talking about climate change…

    Q: Is it true that George W. Bush took more vacation days than Barack Obama?
    A: Yes. Before his two-week trip to Martha’s Vineyard in August, Obama’s count was 125 full or partial days and Bush’s total at the same point in his presidency was 407.
    FULL ANSWER
    Our inbox is chock full of questions about who took more vacation days, Obama or Bush. (The short answer: Bush. The long answer: There’s no such thing as a true non-working vacation for the president.)

    http://www.factcheck.org/2014/08/presidential-vacations/

  3. http://www.judicialwatch.org/obamas-vacations/

    Hay Fact Check – check the facts that matter! This president has cost the US taxpayers more for his travel (and his wife who has to travel in her own aircraft) than any other in history. It is obscene! A Democrat fundraiser to LA -taxpayer for airflight alone $1,176,120. Another fundraiser to Denver $1,159,823. 2013 vacation transportation cost $2,952,278. Vacation to Ireland $7,921,638 and the disgusting list goes on and on. The cost for this TV joke (maybe he will take his shirt off like Putin – oh please no!) will be millions. My question is still – will NBC pay the bill?

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