WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama learned of President Hosni Mubarak’s decision to resign during an Oval Office meeting. And then, like people all over the world, Obama watched television
coverage of history unfolding.
Obama was planning to make a statement at 1:30 p.m. EST about the developments. The White House said Obama watched news coverage of the hoopla in Cairo for several minutes on a television set just outside the Oval Office. The stunning announcement came one day after Mubarak has surprised the people of his country and the White House by refusing to resign.
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