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“We're going to prove everything is bigger in Texas, and get more folks registered, and get them to the polls,” said the President

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    President Obama's Dallas Visit

    President Obama arrived in Dallas last night and spoke to about 750 people at Gilley’s on Saturday morning. He was in town for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser. (Published Saturday, March 12, 2016)

    President Barack Obama spent a Saturday in Dallas encouraging supporters to vote and getting in some golf.

    On Saturday, the President spoke to about 750 people at Gilley’s at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser.

    The president was energized, calling on Texans to help register voters.

    “We're going to prove everything is bigger in Texas, and get more folks registered, and get them to the polls,” said the President.

    President's Dallas Visit

    [DFW] President's Dallas Visit
    President Obama arrived in Dallas last night and spoke to about 750 people at Gilley’s on Saturday morning. He was in town for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser.
    (Published Saturday, March 12, 2016)

    President Obama spoke one day after Donald Trump cancelled a rally amid protests, and talked about the tone of this campaign season.

    “We can have political debates without turning on one another. We can have political debates without thinking that the people who disagree with us are all motivated by malice. We can support candidates without treating their opponents as unpatriotic, or treasonous, or somehow deliberately trying to weaken America,” said President Obama.

    Abram Joseph flew his father in from Louisiana so he could meet the president.

    “A month ago I told my sister my bucket list is for my father to meet the president. The first black president,” said Abram Joseph. They both got to shake President Obama’s hand.

    “It means a whole lot to me because we came up the hard way. I did. And I managed to teach my kid to be better than I am,” said George Joseph.

    The president went from Gilley’s to another fundraiser at a private home.

    President Obama Leaves DFW on Air Force One

    [DFW] President Obama Leaves DFW on Air Force One
    President Obama boarded Air Force One on Saturday, March 12 after spending a day in Dallas. After departing Love Field, the President flew back to Washington, D.C.
    (Published Saturday, March 12, 2016)

    Then, he headed to Dallas National golf club. He played golf with former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, Dallas resident Peter Kraus, and former Dallas Cowboys player Emmitt Smith.