Fw: Pool report #1 -- POTUS honors NCAA champs

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Subject: Pool report #1 -- POTUS honors NCAA champs

POTUS hosted Duke University's men's basketball team to celebrate their NCAA victory. The event was open press, but here's a little color.

The team got a standing ovation when they filed into the East Room just before noon. POTUS came in a few minutes later and stood on stage next to Coach Mike Krzyzewski, who POTUS said looks alarmingly young.

"He's got that whole Dorian Gray mirror thing going on," he said.

Krzyzewski thanked POTUS "for opening up your home" and for "being an amazing leader for our country."

Spotted in the front row: Reps. David Price (D-NC), GK Butterfield (D-NC) and Nita Lowey (D-NY), plus Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), who took a selfie with a couple of people. Transportation Sec Anthony Foxx was also in attendance.

Event lasted about 15 mins.

Sent from my iPhone.

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