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Travel pool 1/maiden flight on AF1
David Nakamura • The Washington Post
January 26, 2017: 11:26 AM


Greetings from Joint Base Andrews on partly sunny late morning for President Trump's first trip on Air Force One. The temperature is a mild mid-50s but it is windy. Before the fight both Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway visited the press cabin separately. Spicer will gaggle on board the 40-minflight to the Republican conference retreat in Philadelphia. Trump in Philly is expected to make 15 min-remarks open to the pool, followed by a closed Q and A with members. Conway told the pool she has flown on AF1 once before during the George W. Bush administration "as a guest."

Her impression this time: "It feels different this time." And with a chuckle: "That's not an anti-Bush statement."

Marine One pulled up in front of AF1 at 11:18 a.m.

Trump emerged at11:20 in dark suit and red and white striped tie. He was escorted by an Air Force officer, shook hands at the stairway to the plane, saluted the Air Force guards standing at attention, then boarded the stairs. He did not turn for the traditional wave before disappearing into the plane. He was followed by Reince Priebus, Keith Schiller, Hope Hicks and Stephen Bannon. We are wheels up shortly.



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