Thursday 22 February 2018

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt drop in on Barack Obama in the White House

Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt are seen through the window
Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt are seen through the window

Nick Allen

HOLLYWOOD’S love affair with Barack Obama continued yesterday when Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt visited the president in the Oval Office to discuss humanitarian work.

The Hollywood star game President Barack Obama a mixed review saying many aspects of his performance have been "wonderful" but there are "a few things I am disappointed in".

Their audience came the day after Jolie offered enthusiastic backing to the administration but also expressed a hint of frustration with its progress.

In comments to The Daily Caller political website she said: "I think there are many, many things I think have gone in a wonderful direction, and there are a few things I am disappointed in, but I don't feel like tonight is the night to clarify.

"But there are many wonderful things that have moved forward, and of course, some other things that are very frustrating."

She was speaking at the National Holocaust Museum in Washington while promoting her directorial debut, the Bosnian war film "In the Land of Blood and Honey," on the eve of her meeting with Mr Obama.

However, Jolie scoffed when asked about reports, published in 2009, that she believed Mr Obama would be a one term president. She said: "Reported by who? You gotta read better papers."

A White House spokeswoman said: "President Obama spoke with Miss Jolie about her work to raise the profile of preventing mass atrocities and combating sexual violence against women."

Jolie, a Humanitarian Ambassador for the UN, also met with CIA Director David Petraeus at the agency's headquarters to discuss issues affecting Afghan refugees.

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