The press corps rebelled, demanding an on-the-record briefing since Obama is in the middle of a presidential campaign and that campaign must be held accountable for what it does and what Obama says about his meeting with world leaders.
The senior Obama advisers refused. One, a former high-ranking official in the Clinton White House, said the briefing had to be on background because “in all my years with the White House I never read-out a meeting on the record.”
Numerous reporters said Obama wasn’t the president and this isn’t a Whiter House trip.
Obama's own presidential seal was a lesson that evidently hasn't been learned