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WH in-town poll report #1
Matthew Nussbaum • POLITICO
March 7, 2017: 09:57 AM


We had a pre-call time movement this morning (thanks to BBC's Tara McKelvey and others for the assist).

A throng of nearly 100 people, many of whom were with a fifth grade tour group from Birmingham, Alabama's Briarwood Christian School, gathered at the bottom of the stairs off the East Room in a hallway. The group was part of the first public tour of the White House.

One boy was hoisted up high in someone's arms. The boy, who was yawning, was wearing a sweatshirt with a tiger design. A girl was holding a White House brochure (with pictures), and one of the White House assistants tried to shepherd them into the hallway. "You're in the front line," she told several children, showing where they should stand.

Earlier this morning White House aides told us that we're not allowed to ask any questions.

The crowd burst into cheers, cell phones raised, as Trump emerged (out of sight of your pooler). He appeared to call one of the kids over to him but was out of sight of your pooler.

Per the White House's Lindsay Walters, Trump stepped out and waved to the crowd and made a general "come over" gesture, and one boy came over and hugged the president while the crowd cheered. The boy was identified as Jack Cornish, 10, of Birmingham, Ala.



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