Obama given 2 Packers jerseys in Wis.
January 26, 2011 11:44AM
US President Barack Obama receives a jersey of Green Bay Packers NFL football player Charles Woodson from Wisconsin governor Scott Walker (C) and Green Bay mayor James Schmitt at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on January 26, 2011 as part of his White House to Main Street Tour. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Updated: January 26, 2011 11:52AM
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — If President Barack Obama decides to root for Green Bay in the Super Bowl, he’ll be able to show off his Packers pride in style.
Obama touched down in Green Bay on Wednesday morning. According to a pool report distributed to journalists, Obama was greeted by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who had a gift for the president.
Walker gave the president a green Packers jersey with Obama’s name and the number 1 on the back. Green Bay Mayor James Schmitt then gave the president a Charles Woodson jersey. The report says the jersey appeared to have player signatures on it.
Obama is an Illinois native and unabashed Chicago Bears fan. The report didn’t say how he reacted to the gifts.
Obama is touring three factories in Manitowoc.