Fw: Pool report 6 - 1/16

From: Courtney Weaver
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 3:58 PM
To: Rutherford, Sarah D. EOP/WHO
Subject: Pool report 6 - 1/16

Pool was ushered out onto "Malia and Sasha's Castle" - the playground that the Obamas donated to the shelter - for a second spray.

Eight children were playing in the playhouse  and swinging on the swings when the Obamas walked onto the playground.

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser was also with them.

"Hey guys!" Obama said. "It's Barack Obama!" he said echoing one of the kids.

"How are you guys doing?" Flotus asked

Obama pushed two girls in the swing, while Flotus chatted with a few other children in the corner and then showed one small boy how to use the rope swing.

"Brings back memories" Obama remarked, while pushing the swing, noting that Sasha was not much smaller when the family moved into the White House.

Pool was escorted off the playground at 3:51. One minute later Obama came up to the edge of the playground fence to wave at the crowd gathered singing and cheering  below.

Motorcade is rolling back to the White House at 3:58.

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Courtney Weaver
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Financial Times
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