FW: White House pool 11/22 report 2

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From: Tierney Sneed [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 3:14 PM
To: Gabriel, Brian A. EOP/WHO ; Velz, Peter T. EOP/WHO ; Allen, Jessica L. EOP/WHO
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Subject: White House pool 11/22 report 2

The ceremony for the Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients began at 3:09 with the entrance of the medal recipients. The recipients are seated on a platform behind the podium.

VP Biden, POTUS and FLOTUS entered at 3:13.

The event is open press and being live streamed by the White House. Your pooler will send highlights in subsequent reports.

In addition to the guests of the medal recipients, your pooler spotted former Sen. Chris Dodd, Secretary of State John Kerry, AG Loretta Lynch, US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice and former AG Eric Holder in the audience.  Rita Wilson (wife of Tom Hanks) greeted Secretary Kerry with a hug when she walked in before the ceremony began. Your Pooler is watching the event from a corner where some of the guests are storing their belongings. Before the ceremony, Tracee Ellis Ross (daughter of Diana Ross) came over looking for her jacket and Ashlee Simpson (wife of Evan Ross, Diana Ross's son) reached over looking for pacifier for her daughter. Both were very friendly.

Tierney Sneed
Talking Points Memo
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