From: Alex Leary
Date: June 26, 2019 at 4:48:07 PM AKDT
Subject: Out-of-town pool report #2 (WH denies McCain target of ’pastures’ comment, bilat rundown)
Air Force One, which was wheels up at Andrews at 2:06 p.m., landed in Anchorage at 4:47 p.m. Alaska time for refueling.
On the way, deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley visited the pool a couple times to outline bilateral/trilateral meetings in Osaka and to provide a comment about President Trump’s remarks earlier Wednesday about senators going on to “greener pastures.”
Gidley: “There’s been some confusion over who the president was talking about this morning when he mentioned some senator, senators who’ve passed on to greener pastures, or not so greener pastures. Some people in the media are speculating he was talking about Senator McCain. That’s absolutely ridiculous. He was talking specifically about Senators Corker and Flake.”
Dinner with Australian Prime Minister Morrison.
All times below are local to Osaka.
8:30 a.m. - Japanese Prime Minister Abe
9:15 a.m. - Abe and Indian Prime Minister Modi
9:35 a.m. - Modi
10:15 a.m. - German Chancellor Merkel
2 p.m. - Russian President Putin
3:30 p.m. - Brazilian President Bolsonaro
8:15 a.m. - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (working breakfast)
11:30 a.m. - Chinese President Xi
1 p.m. - Turkish President Erdogan
The Wall Street Journal