SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Former President Barack Obama spent the day in Silicon Valley reportedly meeting with tech leaders Monday.
Obama, who frequently held fundraisers in Silicon Valley during his presidency, was making his first visit to the Bay Area since leaving office in January.READ MORE: PG&E Arraigned On Criminal Charges In Connection With 2019 Kincade Fire In Sonoma County
The president spent the day at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, where a crowd of people stood and waited for hours to see his motorcade whisk by.READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Case: Bay Area Lawmakers React To Guilty Verdicts In George Floyd Killing
Early Monday afternoon the motorcade left the hotel, heading straight for U.S. Highway 101 on its way to Moffett Federal Airfield.
Flanked by Secret Service agents, the casually-dressed Obama was seen posing for pictures and signing autographs with well-wishers at the airfield before boarding a Gulfstream jet.MORE NEWS: 2nd Suspect Jailed In San Mateo Murder Of Rap Artist Cutty Banks; Believed To Be Mistaken ID Retaliation
It was not revealed who the president was meeting with during his visit to San Jose; as a private citizen, Obama is not obligated to say.