US President Barack Obama made a stop in downtown Orlando Tuesday evening — to have a beer at an Irish pub right across from Vain Orlando, a bar popular with UCF students.

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Obama had a drink of Guinness with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and unemployed construction workers at the Harp and Celt Irish pub on Magnolia.

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Obama was pushing his “jobs plan” while stopping to meet with the unemployed construction workers, saying they are a reason it should be passed and that it would help the economy. Republicans killed the jobs plan around the same time tonight, saying it would amount to a tax increase that would hurt the economy.

A Republican primary debate was also held tonight. Check back KnightNews.com to stay up to date on the race for the White House in 2012.