President Obama speaks at McGavock High School in Nashville

President Obama speaks at McGavock High School in Nashville

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President Obama arrived at Nashville International Airport Thursday afternoon. President Obama arrived at Nashville International Airport Thursday afternoon.

NASHVILLE (WATE) - President Obama delivered a speech Thursday evening at McGavock High School in Nashville, addressing job creation.

The president briefly acknowledged the shooting death of a McGavock student earlier this week, saying he knew it had been "a test of spirits" for the many in the crowd who "lost a good friend."

President Obama said the nation needs to make it easier for people to work their way into the middle class, stressing four goals: creating more jobs, training people to do those jobs, ensuring a living wage, and guaranteeing access to education.

President Obama also reiterated one of his State of the Union themes: that he won't wait for Congress to act over the next few years.

The president boarded Air Force One around 5:45 p.m., with the plane leaving minutes later.

 

 

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