WH Travel Pool Report #1

From: "Mascaro, Lisa"
Date: August 19, 2017 at 10:47:23 AM EDT
Subject: WH Travel Pool Report #1

Good morning from a sunny day in Bridgewater, N.J., where a travel lid has been called until 6 p.m.

Deputy White House Communications Director Jessica Ditto had no further updates on:

The president's schedule or activities today

Afghanistan strategy

Bannon departure

The decision that Potus and First Lady would not attend Kennedy Center awards

Thanks to co-poolers -- and here's the morning statement on Kennedy Center, if needed:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2017

Statement by the Press Secretary

Each year, the Kennedy Center honors the careers and achievements of artists who have helped shape cultural life in the United States with a weekend that includes celebrations and events.

The award recipients are recognized for their lifetime contributions in the arts and the positive change they have made all over the world.

The President and First Lady have decided not to participate in this year's activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.

First Lady Melania Trump, along with her husband President Donald J. Trump, extend their sincerest congratulations and well wishes to all of this year's award recipients for their many accomplishments.

###

Lisa Mascaro
Washington Bureau
Los Angeles Times/Chicago Tribune
desk (202) xxx-xxx-xxxx
cell (202) xxx-xxx-xxxx
@LisaMascaro

Lisa Mascaro
Washington Bureau
Los Angeles Times/Chicago Tribune
desk (202) xxx-xxx-xxxx
cell (202) xxx-xxx-xxxx
@LisaMascaro

Show Comments