Obama attends funeral of ‘great friend’ Dan Rooney

Obama attends funeral of ‘great friend’ Dan RooneyNearly three months after leaving office, former President Barack Obama made his first public appearance Tuesday at the funeral of Dan Rooney, the Pittsburgh Steelers chairman and longtime Obama ally. The 44th president did not make any remarks at the ceremony, held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. After Rooney died Thursday, Obama released a statement lauding the “championship-caliber good man.” Rooney served as the U.S. ambassador to Ireland during the Obama years.



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