1 min read

A Milestone For Obama: S. Dakota Visit Makes It 50 States

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — From sea to shining sea, that’s a wrap.

Barack Obama met his goal of visiting all 50 states as president with a stop Friday in South Dakota.

He’s only the fourth president to reach every state.

In Watertown, South Dakota, Obama delivered the commencement address for the Lake Area Technical Institute and promoted his proposal for free community college.

Obama told the graduates he was “saving the best for last”— then added for the other 49 states, “I hope you take no offense.”

Obama had already racked up 46 states by the start of this year and soon ticked Idaho, South Carolina and Utah off his list.

The other presidents to hit every state were Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.