From: John Bennett
Date: Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 2:10 PM
Subject: in-town pool report #3 - ceremony details
We are waiting in the East Room for the Medal of Freedom ceremony to begin. An aide gave a one-minute warning a few minutes ago. Judd Deere sends along the below information about the event. More TK.
Today, President Donald J. Trump will present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mariano Rivera.
During his 19 seasons in Major League Baseball, Mariano Rivera established himself as the greatest relief pitcher of all time. Signed by the New York Yankees in 1990, Mr. Rivera would become a 13-time All-Star and 5-time World Series champion. He was the first player in the history of the sport to be elected unanimously into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Off the field, through the Mariano Rivera Foundation, he has provided education and inspiration to children from low socioeconomic backgrounds, empowering them to achieve better futures. The United States proudly honors Mariano Rivera for being a legend of the game of baseball and for his commitment to improving America’s communities.
The following individuals are expected to attend:
The White House
President Donald J. Trump
Vice President Mike Pence
First Lady Melania Trump
Second Lady Karen Pence
Tim Pataki, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Liaison
Acting Director Russell Vought, Office of Management and Budget
Attorney General William Barr, U.S. Department of Justice
Acting Secretary Patrick Pizzella, U.S. Department of Labor
Secretary Benjamin Carson, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Acting Administrator Christopher Pilkerton, Small Business Administration
Acting Director Joseph Maguire, Acting Director of National Intelligence
John T. Bennett
Senior White House Correspondent
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