Walmart: 'We Are So Proud to Host the President'
8:18 AM, May 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Labor groups might not be happy about President Obama's planned trip to a California Walmart today. But the big corporation is ecstatic.
"You've probably seen in the news President Obama will be visiting our store in Mountain View, California tomorrow morning. We believe this is the first time a sitting President has visited one of our stores, and we are so proud to host the President and hear his vision for a clean energy future," Walmart communications vice president David Tovar said in an email yesterday evening to reporters.
"While tomorrow may be the first time the President has called on our stores, this is not the first time a member of his family has paid us a visit. We were honored to host the First Lady in Feb. 2013 to talk about her Let's Move campaign, and discuss how we are providing affordable access to healthy foods. Mrs. Obama has also been a great partner through the Joining Forces initiative for hiring veterans, and we are deeply committed to strengthening the opportunities for veterans through our hiring commitment."
As the Associated Press reports, big labor's unhappy:
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