*From:* "Daprile, Lucas" <xxx@tcpalm.com>
*Date:* December 24, 2017 at 10:52:38 PM EST
*Subject:* *[EXTERNAL] Pool Report #9*

President Trump arrived at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-sea at 10:37 with the First Lady. Reverend James R Harlan greeted the two and walked with them into the church.

Pockets of people around 100 total lined South Ocean Avenue to watch the motorcade. Most were not holding signs, but rather phone cameras to capture the encounter. However, one man held a sign that said Impeach with a picture of a peach. Others waved and smiled at the motorcade.

Mass began before Trump arrived and during that time Harlan asked the audience to put away their phones and cameras, calling them an intrusion.

Harlan asked the audience to look for Jesus in the poor and in nature.

Were here to worship, Harlan told the congregation, which appeared to be full.

As Harlan stepped away from the podium, his microphone was still hot. He could be heard saying, shortly after the presidential motorcade departed Mar-a-Lago, Theyre on their way? Good.


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