Fw: In-town pool report No. 6

From: Feldmann, Linda
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:37 PM
To: Velz, Peter T. EOP/WHO
Subject: In-town pool report No. 6

Pool spray at bottom of POTUS bilat with French President Francois Hollande

POTUS began speaking at 5:10 pm, welcomed his "dear friend and partner Francois Hollande." Potus spoke softly, was barely audible. POTUS praised Hollande for "galvanizing the European community" in fight against terror.

Per Obama, the two leaders discussed possibility of a new government in Libya. Potus called Hollande a "great partner" on issues including Paris climate agreement, on which there is "no time to lose."

Hollande spoke next, his ex-partner, Environment Minister Segolene Royal, to his right. Hollande spoke at length about the risks of terrorism, and efforts to retake territory from ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Motorcade departed convention center at 5:26, arrived WH at 5:31 pm.

Per WH, US side at bilat w/Hollande:

The President
Sec. John Kerry Susan Rice, National Security Advisor
Avril Haines, Deputy National Security Advisor
Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Brian Deese, Senior Advisor to the President?
Charles Kupchan, Senior Director for European Affairs
Evan Reade, Director for Western Europe

Linda Feldmann
White House Correspondent
The Christian Science Monitor
xxx-xxx-xxxx (office)
xxx-xxx-xxxx (cell)
Twitter: @linda_feldmann

Show Comments