White House Press Pool (traveling) report #1 — the direction? west!

The ‘in town’ White House Press Pool has handed over coverage of the President to the ‘traveling pool’ as the President heads to Asia via refueling in Germany.

Subject: Pool report #1


Andrews AFB


Marine One landed at about 8:05 am and President Obama disembarked. He climbed the stairs to Air Force One, followed by Tom Donilon, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Valerie Jarrett, Dan Pfeiffer and Marvin Nicholson. We’re told Jay Carney and Ben Rhodes are already aboard and are expected to gaggle on first leg.


At 8:15, we’re about to take off, en route Bangkok with stop in Germany for refueling.



Laura Meckler

The Wall Street Journal