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From: Michael Shear >
Date: April 19, 2016 at 3:33:41 PM EDT
To: "Allen, Jessica" >, WH Pool Reports >
Subject: Travel Pool #1, departure for Saudi
On a beautiful, sunny day, POTUS boarded AF1 at 3:26 pm Eastern time for a long flight to Riyadh, by way of Ramstein Air Base. The flight kicks off a 6-day, three-country trip that will also include London and Hannover, Germany.
POTUS jogged up the stairs to AF1, followed by Josh Earnest, Anita Decker-Breckenridge, Susan Rice, Lisa Monaco and Joe Paulsen.
The White House has said he will be joined in London by the First Lady.
We are rolling at 3:33 pm Eastern. Signing off until we land for refueling.
Michael D. Shear
White House Correspondent
The New York Times