From: "Gillman, Todd"
Date: September 2, 2017 at 3:18:17 PM CDT
Subject: Travel pool #11/Al Green and Coast Guard heroes
More from Ellington Field. Trump posed for many photos with the military personnel. He gave extra attention to the Coast Guard. "I hear the Coast Guard saved ...almost 11,000 people by going into winds the media would not go into. Unless it's a really good story," he said as cameras snapped.
He and Mrs. Trump then walked back to the plane a couple of hundred feet away.
He spoke with McCaul and Cruz and Olson and put his right arm around McCaul. Olsen seem to have a list of requests and Trump engaged with him. Jackson Lee stood with Governor Abbott, a somewhat pained look on her face. The sun was very hot. Al Green was chatting with the First Lady and standing on Abbott's left, the last congressman Trump would encounter on his way up the steps.
Trump spoke with all of them before boarding. He shook Green's hand several times. Doubtful they talked impeachment based solely on the earnest expressions visible on their faces.
At the top of the steps Trump turned and waved and pumped his fist a few times.
Air Force One engines are starting to rev at 3:17pm CT. Next stop Lake Charles, La.
Todd J. Gillman
Washington Bureau Chief
Dallas Morning News