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President Obama at Courthouse Pier

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - President Barack Obama is at Coast Guard Station Gulfport. He is surrounded by local elected officials.

There were three main points:

  1. The need for more skimmers and offshore containments
  2. BP needs to get the compensation into the hands of the businesses faster making this crisis less burdensome
  3. The President also pushed the tourism industry on the Gulf Coast stressing the best way to help the people of the gulf coast is to come down, visit and spend money.

Once the motorcade left the airport, they traveled down Hewes Avenue to the beach and then on to Coast Guard Station Gulfport.

There was a scattering of spectators watching the motorcade. 200 people at various intersections and along Highway 90.

President Obama now visiting the Courthouse Pier.

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