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Subject: Pool Report #4

From: Peter Baker
Date: July 19, 2020 at 12:36:36 PM EDT
Subject: Pool Report #4

Pool Report #4

Sterling, Va.

July 19, 2020

The motorcade departed the club at 12:34 pm and we are now en route back to Washington. No word on activities during POTUS's stay or plans for the rest of the day.


Outside the club entrance, about 15 or so protesters displayed mostly handmade anti-Trump signs like "The World Despises You," "Have a Nice Convention," "Trump the Body Snatcher. What Country Is This?" "No Trump. No KKK. No Racist Fascist USA," "Trump Is The Virus," "Trump Is Corrupt," "Grifter and Failure," and one that said "PIG" with the "I" in the shape of a female stick figure.

About five or so POTUS supporters waved pro-Trump flags (versions of "Trump 2020: Keep America Great"), planted a "Trump-Pence" sign in the grass or held up a handwritten "Jobs Not Mobs" sign. A Jeep flying a blue "Trump: Make America Great Again" flag and a US flag drove back and forth repeatedly with patriotic songs playing on the radio. Other drivers honked as they passed by, although it was not always clear which camp they were cheering on.


Peter Baker

NY Times (



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