Walmart may seem an unlikely place for a president to visit, but President Barack Obama is set to come to Mountain View's Walmart Friday morning to give a speech about energy efficiency.
The president is scheduled to speak at 9:55 a.m. Friday morning at the big box retailer on Showers Drive, where Walmart's energy saving practices will get the spotlight as Obama talks about the importance of energy efficiency.
"From lighting and water conservation to refrigeration systems and building materials, we view our facilities as laboratories of sustainability," Walmart says on its website.
Though Obama was reportedly scheduled to attend a fundraiser at Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's Palo Alto home, he's now set to attend two fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee on Thursday, one at Mountain View startup incubator Y Combinator and another a dinner for 20 at Los Altos home of Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe CEO and wife of Google-founder Sergey Brin. The dinner is reportedly $32,400 a plate and tickets to the Y Combinator event reportedly range from $1,000 to $32,400 each.
The president is set to arrive by plane at Moffett Field at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon and will leave from Moffett Friday morning shortly after his talk at Walmart.
Update: The Y Combinator event has reportedly been moved to the Fairmont hotel in San Jose.