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From: "Parsons, Christi" >
Date: September 19, 2016 at 12:15:28 PM EDT
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Subject: FW: Potus print pool report 1 -- potus statement
From: Parsons, Christi
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 12:02 PM
To: Allen, Jessica L. EOP/WHO
Subject: Potus print pool report 1 -- potus statement
At 11:30 a.m., POTUS addressed the press in a briefing room of the Lotte hotel, praising the "tough" and "resilient" response of the people of New York and New Jersey to this weekend's bombing plots and offering them up as an example of how Americans should respond.
"Folks around here, they don't get scared," Obama said. "They go about their business every single day."
"That's the kind of strength that makes me so proud to be an American," he said.
Terrorists and violent extremists don't just want to cause harm to individual people, he said. They want to "inspire fear in all of us, and disrupt the way we live, to undermine our values."
"We all have a role to play as citizens," he said, to not give in to that.
After his remarks, Obama got into the motorcade for a short ride in the rain, departing at 11:50 a.m.