From: Chris Johnson
Date: June 19, 2019 at 5:21:41 PM EDT
Subject: In-town pool report #4


Pool was escorted into the Oval Office at 5:14 and ceremony attendees standing behind the Resolute Desk. Seen near the East Door were VPOTUS and Kudlow.

POTUS entered shortly after and went behind a nearby lecturn, telling Laffer the award is “incredibly special” and recognizing his 16 children are in attendance.

“Few people in history have revolutionized economic theory like Arthur Laffer.” - POTUS
“Greater opportunity for all Americans, and he’a done it again and again”

POTUS made a joke about Laffer looking like he’s in 40’s

POTUS notes stagflation In 70s before Laffer, then talks about current times.

“Right now, we have inflation at almost nothing”
“We realize how well we’re doing right now.”

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Chris Johnson
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