FW: WH pool report #5: WH arrival and notes

From: Darren Sands [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:29 PM
To: Allen, Jessica L. EOP/WHO
Subject: WH pool report #5: WH arrival and notes

Shortly after we departed, we arrived at the White House. POTUS emerged from the Beast beverage in hand as he entered the Oval Office. He was followed closely behind by Valerie Jarrett.

Some have asked about background for what transpired backstage: Erica Garner is the daughter of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who was killed by NYPD officers July 17, 2014. Since his death, Erica has been a vocal supporter of policy changes related to , including a federal ban on the kind of chokehold applied to her father before his death.

She also served as a surrogate for Bernie Sanders during his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president, appearing in an ad targeted at black voters, including a long, emotional video that expressed why she was supporting the candidate earlier in his candidacy. She also spoke on his behalf and has been a fixture in the movement seeking racial justice and protesting police brutality.

At the WH, we do not yet have a lid.


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