White House Press pool report – a Presidential bow / handshake and Secretary of State hug

Subject: Pool report 7// arrival at ASSK’s house

 

Potus limo arrived at Aung San Suu Kyi’s house at 12:15 p.m., turning into the driveway and through a security gate. Pool could see a large crowd of locals just beyond hte gates and heard a cheer go up as the limo pulled in. Suu Kyi came out dressed in an off-white blouse and black sarong-style skirt with flower design stitched in bottom. Obama got out of the limo and buttoned the top button on his suit jacket, then clasped his hands together and the two walked toward each other with a small traditional bow. Then they shook hands and walked back toward the house; They stopped and turned around and suddenly Hillary Clinton emerged from behind the limo and came around it. Clinton and Suu Kyi shared a warm embrace, as Obama smiled and looked on. Suu Kyi appeared to briefly grab Clinton’s hand and guide her toward the house, and all three went inside. Behind them were Kurt Cambell, Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes, Danny Russell, Tom Donilon. pool waiting and expecting remarks around 1 p.m. local time in the courtyard.

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