During yesterday’s press conference on current events in Iraq and Ferguson, Mo., President Barack Obama took three questions for the White House press corps, including one from ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton.
Before asking her question, President Obama said, “Ann Compton, everybody here knows, is not only the consummate professional but also a pleasure to get to know. I just want to say, publicly, Ann, we’re going to miss you. We’re very proud of the extraordinary work you’ve done, and we hope you’re not a stranger around here…I expect you might get some cake at some point.”
Asked by the ABC News-er whether he had plans to travel to Ferguson, the president replied, “I have to be very careful about not prejudging these events before investigations are completed.”
Compton is set to retire September 10, 41 years to the day after she joined the network.