FLOTUS pool report #3

From: Annie Karni
Date: February 15, 2017 at 3:23:22 PM EST
Subject: FLOTUS pool report #3

Next stop is a room called "Contemplative Court, which features a waterfall display, an apparent reference to a Martin Luther King Jr. quote displayed on the wall behind it: "We are determined ...to work and fight until justice runs down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream."

FLOTUS and Mrs. Netanyahu arrive at around 3:05 p.m. and spent about four minutes here, with their tour guides.

The room features the waterfall in the middle and quotes on the walls. Other quotes:

* "I ask no monument, proud and high to arrest the gaze of the passersby; all that my yearning spirit craves, is bury me not in a land of slaves. " Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, 1858

* "I cherish my own freedom dearly, but I care even more for your freedom." Nelson Mandela, 1991.

This was the final stop of the tour. At 3:10 p.m., FLOTUS and Mrs. Netanyahu said their goodbyes. They grasped both of each other's hands as they spoke. We could overhear only part of the conversation. "Nice to see you," FLOTUS said. "Thank you for coming to DC." Photogs, but not me, heard FLOTUS say, "keep in touch."

They left in separate cars.

At 3:15 p.m. we are motorcading back to the White House.

At 3:17 p.m., we're back at the White House.

FLOTUS re-entered the White House through the South Portico.

I will send a few pictures separately, and that will be it for FLOTUS pool today.

Annie Karni
White House Reporter

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