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From: "Gillman, Todd" >
Date: July 5, 2016 at 5:47:24 PM EDT
To: Jessica Allen >
Subject: travel pool #8/more BBQ and Charlotte departure
Motorcade returned the president and Hillary Clinton to Air Force One about 5:38. They stood beneath an umbrella chatting for a bit, and turning in a way that made it seem they were making sure that cameras in all directions could get the shot.
He had his armed over her shoulder. She gave a thumbs up at one point. Obama handed her the umbrella when they were done visiting and she handed it off to an aide as the president boarded AF1 alone, up the plane's stairs.
The president's order at the smokehouse, per aides: pulled pork, brisket and a variety of sides. Note: lunch aboard AF1 en route Charlotte was pork BBQ sandwich with coleslaw, at least in the press cabin.
Clinton and her entourage remained at the smokehouse as the president. Per Clinton's Snapchat, she ordered a chicken and ribs combo (courtesy co-pooler Zeke Miller of Time, millennial).
Steady rain resumed as motorcade approached the airport, but it was barely a drizzle by the time we boarded.
Taxiing at 5:47. Next stop Joint Base Andrews.
Todd J. Gillman
Washington Bureau Chief
The Dallas Morning News
529 14th Street NW, suite 930
Washington, DC 20045