Fwd: WH pool report #4: Pool spray

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From: Darren Sands >
Date: July 14, 2016 at 5:02:30 PM EDT
To: "Allen, Jessica L. EOP/ Who" >
Subject: WH pool report #4: Pool spray

Pool was led into the theatre as the taping ended. Everyone was standing, and in one corner POTUS was greeting a receiving line of attendees, including Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Mike Brown.

As we were being led into the room, we saw a clearly and very agitated Erica Garner yelling about her lack of participation in the program. She said she'd been offered a chance by ABC News to ask the president a question but did not get to do so. "I was railroaded! I was railroaded by ABC on the two-year anniversary of my father's death!" Eric Garner died on July 17, 2014.

"That's what I have to do? A black person has to yell to be heard?"

In a chaotic moment, Garner could be heard asking to speak to the president, he looked up, seeming to want to notice where the commotion was coming from.

Your pooler also stood in front of an attendee who confronted Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick about his question to the president, saying it was inappropriate manner in which to address the president.

At one point, Garner was led by an aide inside the theatre to speak with the president. When an aide touched her arm, she recoiled, saying "Don't touch me." She was led back out again where multiple aides were overheard saying that POTUS wanted to speak with her, but we cannot confirm whether the meeting actually happened.

We left the theatre at 4:50 and did not catch sight of POTUS.

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