March 12th, 2013
09:41 PM ET

President Obama Jokes with Sultan of Brunei

President Obama met with the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah Tuesday and took a moment to tell the foreign dignitary worth more than $20 billion what he can do while he and his family is in the United States.

"Tomorrow he is going to have an opportunity to take his family up to New York where we are going to encourage him to do some shopping because we want to continue to strengthen the U.S. economy," Obama said.

It was a joke.

Or was it?

Erin Burnett has the story.

Filed under: International • The Number
soundoff (One Response)
  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Must be fun to be him.

    March 13, 2013 at 12:46 am | Reply

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