Obama's "Death Camp" Remark a Teachable Moment: Museum Director
President Barack Obama used the phrase "Polish Death Camp" while presenting a posthumous award to a Polish World War II hero who tried to warn the world about Nazi executions in Poland. Dick Johnson reports.
Kirk was elected to President Obama’s former U.S. Senate seat in 2010. According to reports, this marked the first time Obama called Kirk to check in on his health.
He did receive a letter from the president shortly after his stroke the Daily Herald reports.
In January, Kirk checked himself into Lake Forest Hospital where doctors discovered a carotid artery dissection in the right side of his neck. Kirk was transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where further tests revealed he had suffered an ischemic stroke. He underwent surgery to relieve swelling around his brain.
Three months after suffering his stroke Kirk returned home. A video of his recovery and physical therapy showed Kirk’s determination to make a full recovery and get back in the swing of things.
Although he is still not able to be in Washington, Kirk is working behind the scenes to push legislative initiatives.