From: Alexis Simendinger
Sent: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 9:56 AM
To: Rutherford, Sarah D. EOP/WHO
Subject: POOL Report #1 -- welcome ceremony South Lawn for Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong and wife
Obama and PM Lee e?ach spoke for 6 minutes in what the President described as "Singapore weather."
Ceremony was open tp pre-credentialed media and carried on C-SPAN.
The PM mentioned TPP, saying he hoped Congress would ratify the trade pact "soon." "Singapore fervently hopes ?the United States remains engaged" in SE Asia, he said.
Obama did not mention TPP in his welcome remarks.
In front row: VP Biden, Jill Biden, Secy Kerry, Secy Pritzker, NSC Director Rice, Deputy NSC Director Avril Haines, and NEC Director Jeff Zients.
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