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From: Byron Tau >
Date: June 3, 2016 at 7:43:09 PM EDT
Subject: Travel pool #8 -- POTUS on Trump violence/DWS
Pool will send a fuller report momentarily, but just wanted to get these two quotes in front you as soon as possible for any late deadlines.
First, POTUS praised DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the fundraiser, saying "She's had my back, I want to make sure we have her back."(For context, she is facing a primary challenger within the Democratic Party, who Bernie Sanders is backing.) POTUS also endorsed her formally in March.
Second, POTUS addressed the recent violence at Trump rallies, warning opponents of Mr. Trump not to resort to violence. "It is very important for us to remind ourselves of who we are and what is best about American democracy and not slip into some of the bad habits that currently manifest themselves in the other party. We saw in San Jose these protesters starting to pelt stuff and Trump supporters. That's not what our democracy is about. That's not what you do. There's no room for violence. There's no place for shouting. There's no room for a politics that fails to at least listen to the other side - even if you vehemently disagree. Because I believe if you've got the better argument, then you don't need to do that. Just go out there and organize and persuade."
Reporter, Wall Street Journal