June 3, 2014
At a press conference conference in Warsaw on Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to briefly nod off to the dulcet sounds of his translator earpiece. To make things more awkward for Kerry, he was in the audience of a press conference conducted by his boss, Barack Obama. At least Kerry fell asleep during Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski's response to a question.
The joint press conference launched Obama's European tour this week, during which Obama announced a $1 billion plan to increase American military deployments to Europe: "Our commitment to Poland's security as well as the security of our allies in central and eastern Europe is a cornerstone of our own security and it is sacrosanct," Obama said. The president more directly addressed the Ukraine crisis on Tuesday, saying that if Putin was willing "I think it is possible for us to try to rebuild some of the trust that has been shattered," but that such a move would take "quite some time," as CNN reported.
Aside from that brief nap, Kerry was actually pretty busy in Poland Tuesday.
Today, @JohnKerry signed an innovation agreement with Polish Foreign Minister @sikorskiradek. Photos: https://t.co/950jNOWKKo— Department of State (@StateDept) June 3, 2014
June 3, 2014