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Angelina Jolie Gives President Obama Mixed Review: Some Things Wonderful, Others Frustrating

Angelina Jolie

First Posted: 01/11/12 02:47 PM ET Updated: 01/11/12 06:57 PM ET

UPDATE (4 PM EST): According to the AP, Jolie and her partner, Brad Pitt, met with the President in the Oval Office on Wednesday. The news service reports that they spoke about "her work on preventing mass atrocities and combating sexual violence against women."
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PREVIOUSLY: Angelina Jolie's new film is called "In the Land of Blood and Honey." She could also use that bittersweet monicker to describe her review of President Obama's job performance.

Appearing at the National Holocaust Museum in Washington to promote her directorial debut, Jolie shared her mixed feelings on the direction of the country with the Daily Caller.

"I think there are many, many things I think have gone in a wonderful direction and there are a few things I am disappointed in but I don't feel like tonight is the night to clarify," she said. "But there are many wonderful things that have moved forward, and of course, some other things that are very frustrating."

It was a pretty milquetoast, evasive answer, and perhaps one that was borne out of being stung by her words in the past. In 2009, it was reported that Jolie was a reluctant supporter of Obama and called him a "one-term President." Jolie took issue with that when it was brought up by the Caller.

"Reported by who? By Us Weekly?" she asked. "You gotta read better papers."

In fact, it was Fox News that was the source of that story; they cited "insiders" who said Jolie was disappointed with Obama's supposed disinterest in issues happening around the world.

Jolie, a Humanitarian Ambassador for the UN for the past decade whose movie addresses the humanitarian crisis of the Yugoslav War, alluded to displeasure with an overall international approach to foreign aid. That could, perhaps, be one of the issues with which Jolie is frustrated.

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