Obama turns 48, shares cupcakes
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama celebrated his own birthday by leading the White House press corps in singing Happy Birthday to veteran reporter Helen Thomas.
Thomas and Obama shared a birthday on Tuesday, with the president turning 48 and the reporter turning 89.
Obama carried cupcakes to the daily briefing. Thomas is a columnist with Hearst Newspapers.
Obama sat beside Thomas for a picture after she blew out one candle and said she told him her birthday wishes were “world peace and a real health care reform bill.”
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