*From:* "Nakamura, David" <xxx@washpost.com> *Date:* September 14, 2017 at 1:07:39 PM EDT
*Subject:* *[EXTERNAL] travel pool 9/Trump passes out hoagies*

After speaking to a homeowner in Naples, Trump and his entourage walked to a staging area filled with food and water for the community and recovery workers. A huge flag pole with a big American flag flew overhead and the crowd cheered as Potus said hello and pumped his fist.

Theres Melania, shes gorgeous! said a woman.

Trump then moved to the refreshement tables. He picked up a banana and asked if anyone wanted one. Melania moved to Trumps left and Pence to his left. Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. Rubio and Energy Sec Rick Perry also took places at the table.

Trump stood behind a silver tin of hoagies, cut in half and wrapped in cellophane. Melania was near bottled water and Pence near the bananas. Trump paused to try to put on thin white plastic gloves but struggled. His hands were apparently too, uh, large.

Theyre too small, Trump said. The glove on his right hand ripped along his thumb, exposing skin. Trump began shaking hands and passing out hoagies or, rather, pointing at them. Dont forget to take one! he implored. Heres a nice one! It was hot but trump kept on his windbreaker over his white dress shirt and khakis

Pence wore an Air Force jacket with his name, including middle initial R., embroidered on it. Scott wore a blue NAVY baseball cap and Rubio had and Ave Maria University beige ball cap

Trump pumped his fist.Dont forget a sandwich. He said.

A muscular man in a red polo approached Trump. The president marveled. You a workout guy? he asked. Keep it up.

Another man in a Trump t-shirt and hat shook his hand and Trump told him to turn around to photographers. The president was smiling as the man yelled, Make America great again!

A woman holding a small dog shook hands with Potus. Are you a biker? Trump wondered. The bikers love us. He slapped her on the shoulder with a broad grin.

Another man then yelled out: Where was Obama during the last hurricane? ON the golf course! The man shook with Potus and Trump asked if hed voted for him. Best vote of your life? Trump asked.

Then Trump turned to the press pool: Dont report that, he said, grinning again. Thats good news.

At that point, WH aides pulled the press corps away and we loaded vans back to helos.


David Nakamura

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