Highlights from Wednesday’s ‘Afternoon of Conversation’
The first time President Barack Obama publicly sang, his senior advisor, Valerie B. Jarrett, recommended against it. However, it went over well when the president delivered a few lines of Al Green’s classic “Let’s Stay Together” at a fundraiser in New York in 2012.
In a much more somber moment, when he traveled to Charleston, S.C., last week to deliver a eulogy at the funeral for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the president was determined to do it again for the church shooting victim. Jarrett recalled her exchange with Obama to Aspen Institute President Walter Issacson during the Aspen Ideas Festival’s “Afternoon of Conversation” on Wednesday.
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