From: Breanna Edwards [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:11 PM
Subject: Pool report #4
President Obama and prime minister Abe entered the Rose Garden at 12:10pm.
Obama began speaking shortly thereafter, outlining what he and Abe discussed.
Some remarks (cross-reference transcript please):
(quoted a Japanese saying meaning:) "With and for each other"... this is the essence of the alliance between the US and Japan, an alliance that holds lessons for the world... Former adversaries can become the closest of allies....Across 7 decades our nations have become not just allies but true partners.
We agreed to keep investing in our people so they and our countries can keep on thriving...
These are some examples of what it means to be true global partners.
Obama finished speaking at 12:18 and Abe began speaking.
When it comes to the future of Japan and U.S. there are infinite possibilities... Infrastructure,... Science and technology....
Hand in hand we want to work with U. S. To spread basic values around the world... We want to be a country that can contribute to the peace and prosperity of the world.
We will be starting a new era for Japan and the United States. 70 yrs from now our children and grandchildren will look back at the talks we had with such historical significance.
Abe finished remarks at 12:20pm. Questions were then taken.
President was asked a question about Baltimore:
There's no excuse for the kind of violence that we saw yesterday, it is counter productive... [looters] are not protesting, they're not making a statement, they're stealing... And undermining businesses and opportunities in their own commubities. It is entirely important that the mayor of Baltimore and the governor work to stop that kind of senseless violence and destruction...it's a handful of people taking advantage... And they need to be treated as criminals.
Obama also praised the peaceful protesters, saying that's how it should be done.
President Obama and prime minister Abe finished taking questions at 1:09 and shook hands before walking back into the White House.
Message sent from smartphone, please excuse any typos.