Fwd: POTUS & Abes; G7 pool 9

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From: Gardiner Harris >
Date: May 26, 2016 at 7:44:07 PM GMT+9
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Subject: POTUS & Abes; G7 pool 9

After the presser, POTUS attended a cocktail reception. At the
reception entry, POTUS was greeted by Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe and
his wife, Akie Abe, the First Lady, who stood in front of yellow

Mr. Obama sought to put Mrs. Abe in the center of the greeting
photograph. "You should be in the center," Mr. Obama said. But she

"OK. Protocol," Mr. Obama said and went in the middle. They all smiled
as the cameras flashed.

As they broke up, POTUS told Mrs. Abe that she deserved to be the
center of attention. Pool was ushered out.

Gardiner Harris
White House Correspondent
The New York Times
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