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Travel Pool #3: Qatar and "beautiful military equipment"
Mike Memoli • Los Angeles Times
May 21, 2017: 09:58 AM


At 9:42 am Pool entered a similarly-situated meeting space as the previous bilat that was located in a neighboring suite to the last one, where POTUS was seated in a gold-colored chair alongside the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al Thani. Only POTUS spoke briefly during the quick spray.

He said the two nations have "been friends now for a long time," and previewed the "very serious discussions" they would have. "One of the things that we will discuss is the purchase of lots of beautiful military equipment because nobody makes it like the United States. And for us that means jobs and it also means frankly great security back here, which we want."

He told the emir it was an honor to be with him. They shook hands but the emir did not speak.

U.S. Participants in the bilat included the same roster as the last one as well as chief of staff Reince Priebus (who was gracious as he was surrounded by the pool) and another man poolers have not yet been able to ID.

Pool holding again.



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