From: Lee, Carol
Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2016 2:38 PM
To: Goodman, Meghan K. EOP/OVP
Subject: VPOTUS pool report #4
Vice President Biden is meeting with President Mauricio Macri of Argentina.
Shortly before 2:30pm, pool was brought into the same room where VPOTUS has been holding his bilats. VPOTUS and Mr. Macri were standing in the usual spot, posing for the cameras. Mr. Macri said Sergio Massa, who is in his delegation, should come get in the photo. Mr. Massa took off the credentials hanging around his neck and stood on the other side of VPOTUS.
"These protocol officers are tough," Mr. Biden said. "And I want the American press to observe something. The new president brought a member of the opposition with him. That's what we've got to do at home."
As pool was being ushered out, VPOTUS was saying something about how he's excited about the prospects. Your pooler doesn't know what prospects.
Delegations, per VP's office:
H.E. Mauricio Macri, President of the Argentine Nation
H.E. Fulvio Pompeo, Secretary of Strategic Affairs
H.E. Sergio Massa, Member of Congress
United States Delegation
T.H. Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President of the United States
T.H. Colin Kahl, Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President
T.H. Amos Hochstein, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs
Ms. Kate Bedingfield, Director of Communications, Office of the Vice President
The Wall Street Journal