Fw: Travel pool #4/Potus speech

From: Nakamura, David [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Monday, September 07, 2015 12:05 PM
To: Velz, Peter T. EOP
Subject: Travel pool #4/Potus speech

Potus spoke for about 25 to a full ballroom. Crowd count was 765, per the White House. A large sign reading “Workers and Community, United for a Stronger Future” hung behind the main stage. The event was open press. Obama unveiled the executive order the White House had announced earlier, and he sharply contrasted his policies to those of Republicans and GOP presidential candidates. He got a standing ovation for telling the room he would join a union if he was looking for a job that provided a secure future for his family. He also got groans for warning that a government shutdown would be an unforced error like letting a groundball go between someone’s legs, a reference to the 1986 Bill Buckner error. He didn’t mention candidates by name but said one candidate had said “busting unions prepared him for fighting ISIL. I’m not making that up.” Pool back into vans by noon, headed shortly to undisclosed location.

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David Nakamura

Washington Post Staff Writer

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