Inside #Potus Visit to Philly on Tuesday I Imagine Security/Closing of Streets will be like this…
I’ve photographed President Obama and Vice President Biden over the past 8 years, and I received press alerts from the White House as well as the Press Pool reports for the tri state area. Not all the press can accompany the President or POTUS (President of the United States), so they choose a few reporters of great standing to transcibe the happenings where other reporters can use to file their stories, including me. Usually I use them to Live Report to tell you were POTUS is, always keeping in mind his security and safety. Which really isn’t a problem since all the reports are delayed anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. They are all fun to read, especially when reporters chat about clothing, whether someone tripped, or the best when auto correct publishes a crazy word, which happened on Tuesday’s trip to Philly. (BTW Happy Happy birthday to my husband, Mike Toub, who supports my crazy career and curiosity.)
Pool Report: Marine One landed at Andrews at 2:47 pm. Potus boarded AF1
accompanied by Valerie Jarrett, Josh Earnest and others who we'll try to get
named later. We're taxiing for takeoff at 2:57 pm
Nutter, l accompanied off plane by
Reps. Chaka Fattah and Brendan Boyle (D., pa.) Motorcade Center City bound at 3:46 pm
I soon figured out the Prez would go up the ramp. I would have run to Vine Street to get a shot, er photo of the Prez, but I figured I would get the motorcade later in the day when he left and headed to the Rittenhouse Hotel. I was thinking of routes that he might take. This info is not in the pool reports. There are no one way streets for POTUS, there’s only his way as he traveled “against” traffic on 11th street, which was blocked 20 minutes earlier.
Motorcade pulled up to Pennsylvania Convention Center loading dock at 4 p.m.
People gathered at the intersections between PHL and I-95 to wave and
take pictures. Also crowds along Callowhill Street and at Vine and 11th.
NAACP speech is open press. (So the pool reports end for a bit)
route to the Philadelphia Convention Center, the President telephoned
King Salman of Saudi Arabia to discuss the newly completed Iran
agreement. A more detailed readout of the call is coming soon.
Convention Center at 4:54 p.m., about two hours after the public
schedule initially listed. He was introduced by Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of
the NAACP National Board of Directors. According to the NAACP, the crowd
count is 3,300. The event was open press. The motorcade departed at 5:52 p.m. – Leaving via ramp, making a right on Vine, left on 11th, left on Vine, then traveled to 15th Street, it was clear sailing as all the traffic had been stopped along the way, during rush hour. Actually these problems won’t pop up during the Pope’s stay as these streets will be in the Red Zone, and there will be no private vehicles allowed from Rush Hour Friday til Monday morning.
Highlight of my day Tues, When Duck tour guide pointed out City Hall, then spotted me and said there’s Philly’s friendly paparazzo. Something must be happening for him to be here -Yes I was waiting for President.
today’s remarks, the President had the opportunity to meet briefly with
formerly incarcerated individuals in Philadelphia, including Jeff
Copeland who he mentioned in his
their reintegration following their release as well as the work they
are doing to help other formerly incarcerated individuals and at-risk
youth through community service, mentorship,
Motorcade rolled up at the RIttenhouse Hotel about 6 p.m. for the
Democratic National Committee Roundtable fundraiser, moving past large
crowds in the square. Pool is in a holding room with no
access to the event. Per a DNC official, there are 30 attendees who contributed up to $34,000 each.
Host of the event is Philadelphia lawyer Steve Cozen.
was ushered into a hold and will not have access to the DNC roundtable.
Waiting for more details about the event, which will pass along.
Schultz entering the hotel and asked about Potus’s NAACP speech. “It was groundbreaking and it was sweeping in what he said,” she said. “If we could accomplish
a tenth of what he talked about, we could make significant progress in breaking the cycle of crime that grips too many families.”
Motorcade left the hotel at 7:20 pm bound for AF1. From "a DNC official": On Tuesday, July 14th President Obama will attend a DNC roundtable in Philadelphia, PA with approximately 30 supporters contributing up to $33,400.
It wasn't meant to be, but they still cheered