*From:* "Kumar, Anita" <xxx@mcclatchydc.com>
*Date:* August 9, 2018 at 5:50:39 PM EDT
*Subject:* *Travel pool report #7*

Berkeley Heights, NJ August 9, 2018
Here's what POTUS said on Chicago.
"We must strengthen community bonds with law enforcement, including cities like Chicago that have been an absolute and total disaster. We'll be talking about Chicago today because that is something that in terms of our nation nobody could believe it could be happening. They had 63 incidents last weekend and 12 deaths. That's...bad stuff happening. Probably I guess you have to take it from the leadership. That's bad leadership. There's no reason in a million years that something like that should be happening."
No representative from Chicago or Illinois appeared to be in the room.

For the most part POTUS appeared to read his remarks from a piece of paper.
Please check quotes against transcript.
That's all from Bedminster for now. Good night, all.

Anita Kumar White House Correspondent McClatchy Newspapers 202-xxx-xxxx (office) 202-xxx-xxxx (cell) xxx@mcclatchydc.com @anitakumar01
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