From: "Crowley, Michael"
Date: February 14, 2020 at 2:54:02 PM EST
Subject: In town pool report #3 / National Border Patrol Council event
POTUS was introduced beginning at 2:44 by the newly re-elected National Border Patrol Council president Brandon Judd. The NBPC, under Judd’s leadership, endorsed Trump in 2016.
POTUS entered the South Court Auditorium, a large room resembling a lecture hall that is located in the OEOB, at 2:47 pm, to a rousing standing ovation and a quick chant of “four more years!” Crowd of perhaps 100 — many of them border agents.
Trump says new numbers from Gallup “just came out,” reporting that 90 percent of Americans “are satisfied with their personal life.”
He cites optimism about the economy and approval of his handling of coronavirus.
Says he took criticism for “closing our borders” i’m response to the virus but “now everyone’s saying that we did a good job.”
Repeats “theory” that warm weather may kill the virus.
POTUS held up several aerial photos of border wall construction.
He is describing the design and construction of the wall, says it is “virtually impossible to climb over the top.”
Some background from the NBPC website:
The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) is the exclusive representative of approximately 18,000 Border Patrol Agents and support personnel assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol. The U.S. Border Patrol falls under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Under DHS, the Border Patrol is under the direction of Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
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