President Obama has a message for Saudi King Abdullah: Get well soon.
Politico reports Obama sent the message to the Abdullah via a hand-delivered note from Vice President Joe Biden. Abdullah is currently recovering in New York City after several rounds of back surgery.
The unannounced trip was revealed after-the-fact by a White House press release:
Earlier today, Vice President Biden made an unannounced visit to the hospital in New York City where Saudi King Abdullah is recuperating from surgery. The Vice President was received by King Abdullah's family, including his son Prince Miteb bin Abdullah. During his visit with King Abdullah's family, the Vice President delivered a personal letter from President Obama for the King, wishing him a speedy recovery.