CHICAGO (AP) – President Barack Obama has praised Chicago officials and residents for their handling of the NATO summit.
Obama spoke about the city during a news conference Monday afternoon, saying his hometown “proved that this world-class city knows how to put on a world-class event.”
Obama said he “could not be prouder to welcome people from around the world” to Chicago, and that the city showed “extraordinary hospitality” during the two-day event.
He also said he lost track of the number of world leaders and their delegations who remarked to him on how beautiful Chicago is.
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