Mohamed visits the White House for its second astronomy night. President Obama speaks briefly with him, and gives him a hug. He is at the front of the crowd when the President delivers a speech.
Pope Francis arrives for his first visit to the U.S. and is greeted by President Obama, Vice President Biden and their families at Joint Base Andrews, outside Washington. On the plane from Cuba Francis dismisses suggestions that he is a socialist, saying that despite his warnings of the inequities in the global economic system, his beliefs are consistent with the established social doctrine of the Church. After a brief private meeting with Obama in a VIP suite, the pope leaves for the residence of the Vatican ambassador to the United States in a black Fiat hatchback car with the number plate SCV 1.
Biden spends a rare weekend in the nation’s capital and joins Obama’s regular weekend golf game at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, a private golf club in Potomac, Maryland. Two aides round out Obama’s foursome. Obama usually plays with aides at when he’s at the White House. His golf party often includes bigger names when he plays away from home.