President Obama calls Governor Rick Perry

Subject: Travel pool report 5


April 18, 2013

Travel pool report 5


From Josh Earnest:


While en route to Boston, aboard Air Force One, the President called

Governor Perry to tell him that his prayers are with the people of

West, Texas as they respond to the explosion last night. He also

offered any federal resources that may be needed to assist in the

ongoing response and recovery effort. The President also placed a

call to the mayor of West, Texas but they have not yet connected.


Anita Kumar

White House Correspondent

McClatchy Newspapers