Vietnamese rapper Suboi shows her skills to U.S. President Barack Obama during a town hall with youth in Ho Chi Minh City. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NATURAL (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barrack Obama wrapped up his 3-days Vietnam visit with a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday (May 25) with members of the Young South East Asia Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). Hundreds of people gathered for hours waiting for the U.S. President to arrive at the venue. Obama has impressed Vietnamese people deeply with his reference of the South East Asian country's culture and history, by quoting famous Vietnamese songs and poems in the several remarks he made during the visit. Attendees brought gifts, T-shirts and souvenirs hoping for a chance to present them to the president. Obama spent an hour answering questions on various issues asked by the audience, including the "pressing matter" of climate change in relation to development. He also did a brief dance to the rhythm of Vietnamese rapper Suboi, who Obama asked to perform a short verse when she asked him a question regarding freedom of speech and expression. Some attendees were impressed with the reaction of the young crowd, who usually are passive in encounters with government officials. Obama left Vietnam right after the YSEALI meeting, making his way to attend G7 summit in Japan, as well as visiting the historical city of Hiroshima.