President Obama was moved by the crowds that greeted him in Myanmar, Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, said during a press gaggle aboard Air Force One Monday. "The President was very moved by the outpouring of people lining the streets," Rhodes said.
Rhodes continued: "And then I’d say, look, in each meeting, the leaders could not have been more positive and gracious. And President Thein Sein went out of his way; multiple times in the meeting he used the President’s campaign slogan. You heard him do it in his public comments, but he did -- multiple times in the bilat he said, 'I want to do what you’ve been talking about, I want to move forward'… So I think he was struck by the welcome he received from the people. He had a very positive meeting with the president in terms of the warmth with which he was received.”