"My children's school was canceled today, because of what, some ice?" Obama said during a photo opportunity with economic leaders, who began chuckling. "As my children pointed out, in Chicago, school is never canceled. In fact, my 7-year-old pointed out that you go out for recess. You wouldn't even stay indoors."Maybe he should have sent his kids to DCPS schools after all; their students made it to class (albeit 2 hours late).
Obama said he would have to instill "some flinty Chicago toughness" into Washingtonians.
"When it comes to the weather, folks in Washington don't seem to be able to handle things," he said.
UPDATE: DCPS's decision to delay the opening of school for 2 hours has raised some concerns.