President Obama’s history with the Sooner State

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MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - After a lengthy news conference in Washington, D.C., President Obama is on his way to Oklahoma.

He will be flying into Tinker Air Force Base, but this isn't his first trip to the Sooner State.

In 2012, President Obama stopped by Cushing, where he toured refineries and discussed a newly-proposed Keystone Pipeline that would take oil from Cushing down into the Gulf of Mexico.

"Today, I've come to Cushing, an oil town," he said on his visit.

Opponents of the pipeline highlighted the potential for a negative environmental impact.

Earlier this year, the president vetoed the bill, questioning whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest.

The president returned to Oklahoma in 2013 to offer the country's condolences and support following one of the state's worst tornadoes.

He toured Plaza Towers and the surrounding neighborhoods, pledging support to the hundreds of tornado victims.

"If you talk to folks in New Jersey and New York, they'll tell you that when we say we're gonna be there until you completely rebuild, we mean it," he said.

This is actually President Obama's fourth visit to Oklahoma.

He was in Oklahoma City in 2008 for a campaign stop at the Farmer's Market before he was elected.

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