Obama Visits Joplin, Missouri

President pledges full support of government to storm victims.

Posted: 05/30/2011 12:22 PM EDT
Filed Under Barack Obama

Barack Obama, Joplin, Missouri

A week after a tornado nearly destroyed Joplin, Missouri, President Obama visited the city to console victims of the deadly story. Sunday, the president came face-to-face with the scores of homeless people as the community remembered the more than 130 people killed in the storm.


"I promise you your country will be there with you every single step of the way," Obama pledged.

(Photo: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)