President Obama touched down in Gulfport, MS on Monday to "gather up facts" in result of the BP Oil Spill crisis. Obama spent the day meeting with officials and visiting a relief staging facility in Theodore, Alabama. The focus of the President's trip is to address local business owners concerns amid rising costs and loss of revenue due to the spill. The President will address the American public on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. Wednesday will see Obama meeting with BP's top executives to apply pressure in containing the spill, that began April 20th, more effectively. This is the President's fourth Trip to the Gulf Coast since the spill began.
Obama said Monday he wants to be sure "we have an absolutely clear understanding about how we can best present to BP the need to make sure that individuals and businesses are dealt with in a fair and ... prompt manner."