From: Gabriella Orr
Date: June 6, 2019 at 8:02:52 AM GMT+1
Subject: Travel Pool Report #2 — Departing Shannon
Shannon International Airport
June 6, 2019
Good morning from Shannon, Ireland, where a heavy fog has finally cleared after rolling in over the emerald hills. Your pooler spotted two rainbows en route to the airport.
POTUS and FLOTUS boarded Air Force One for Caen, France at 7:58 AM local. He briefly spoke to pool before arriving. Highlights below:
“Mexico was in yesterday. They’re coming back this morning... I think a lot of progress was made yesterday, but we need to make a lot of progress.”
“They have to step up and they have to step up to the plate — and perhaps they will.”
“The democrats in Congress have been a disaster. They want free immigration, they want immigration to pour onto our country... We go to them, we want to fix the immigration laws, they just want it to be badly.”
“They want to just ride it out. They want to have a real bad time.”
On negotiations with Mexico, POTUS said “something pretty dramatic could happen” in the coming days.
“A lot of people, senators included, they have no idea what they’re talking about when it comes to tariffs. ... we’re the piggy bank.”
“Our talks with China — a lot of interesting things happening. .. I think china wants to make a deal badly.”
POTUS said he could soon raise tariffs by another $300 million/billion on China. It was difficult to hear and your pooler will clarify asap.
Upon landing, POTUS will head to the Normandy American Cemetery, a final resting place for more than 9,300 World War II veterans at Omaha Beach, Colleville-sur-mer.
There he will join other world leaders for a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings; the largest joint naval, air and land assault ever undertaken. Two fearless D-Day veterans, both in their 90s, recreated their airborne landings on Wednesday by parachuting once more into the Normandy region — and
your pooler expects today’s ceremonies to be just as remarkable.
Later today, POTUS will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron. The two will participate in a working lunch following their bilateral meeting.
We are wheels up and off to Caen at XXX.
White House Reporter