Newark, New Jersey: President Barack Obama briefly visited Newark on Sunday.
The president arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport amid a rain and hail storm on Air Force One at approximately 11:30am, where he met with Newark's mayor, Ras J. Baraka, and several other attendees. President Obama then boarded a helicopter, which traveled with four other choppers south to Rutgers University's High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, Middlesex County, where the president was the commencement speaker.
"I recognize it does not feel like the planet is warmer right now", the president told the crowd in Piscataway when discussing climate change. "I understand, there was hail when I landed in Newark", he said as the crowd laughed.
Following his speech, President Obama returned to Newark aboard the helicopter before transferring back to Air Force One.
This is the second time in a year that the president has come to Newark. He visited the city in November and spoke at Rutgers' Newark campus.
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