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White House Schedule – April 21, 2014
About 30,000 people, including a few celebrities, are expected to crowd onto the South Lawn of the White House Monday for the annual Easter Egg Roll.
The egg roll, now in its 136th year, will feature Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, actor Jim Carrey, singer Ariana Grande, 2014 Miss America winner Nina Davuluri, and Sesame Street’s very own Cookie Monster.
There also will be live performances from pop stars and the U.S. Marine Corps Band. Cam Anthony, the 12-year-old Youtube star, will sing the National Anthem at the Rock ‘n’ Egg Roll Stage.
The theme of this year’s egg roll is “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape,” part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative to promote healthy eating habits in children.
DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY, April 21st, 2014
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle welcome thousands of visitors to the White House South Lawn on Monday for the annual Easter Egg Roll. Lots of musical treats, games, story times with celeb readers.
In the morning, the President and the First Lady will participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn. The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling, and Easter egg rolling. The President and First Lady’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.
In the afternoon, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
Monday, April 21st 2014 All Times ET
10:40 AM: THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY attend the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll and deliver remarks, South Lawn.
12:00 PM: THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.
Schedule for the Week of April 21 – 25, 2014
On Monday, the President and the First Family will participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll. The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling, and Easter egg rolling.
On Tuesday, the President will travel to Oso, Washington, to view the devastation from the recent mudslide and to meet with families affected by this disaster, as well as first responders and recovery workers. Following his visit to Oso, Washington, the President will travel to Tokyo, Japan.
On Wednesday night, the President will arrive in Tokyo, Japan and remain overnight.
On Thursday, the President will hold a state call with Emperor and Empress of Japan at the Imperial Palace. Later in the morning, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan at the Akasaka Palace. In the afternoon, the President will visit the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation to tour and deliver remarks at a youth and science event with students. Later in the afternoon, the President will visit the Meiji Shrine and host a roundtable meeting with Select USA business leaders. In the evening the President will attend the Japanese State dinner at the Imperial Palace with the Imperial family. The President will remain overnight in Japan.
On Friday morning, the President will meet with employees and family members of the U.S. Embassy to Japan. He will then travel to the Republic of Korea. In the afternoon, the President will participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the National War Memorial to honor fallen soldiers. Following the ceremony, he will tour the Gyeongbok Palace. Later in the afternoon, the President will visit the Blue House to participate in a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with President Park of the Republic of Korea . In the evening the President will join President Park for a working dinner and remain overnight in Seoul, South Korea.
On Saturday morning, the President will participate in a roundtable meeting with business leaders to discuss trade policy. Following the roundtable, the President will travel to Yongsan Garrison. Here, he will be briefed by U.S.-ROK Combined Forces Command officers and deliver remarks and visit with troops and their families to thank them for their extraordinary service to our nation. In the afternoon, the President will travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the evening, he will join King Abdul Halim and Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia for the State dinner at the Istana Negara Palace. The President will remain overnight in Malaysia.
On Sunday, the President will visit the National Mosque of Malaysia. Following his visit, he will participate in a bilateral meeting and working lunch followed by a joint press conference with Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia at the Prime Minister’s Office. In the afternoon, the President and Prime Minister will take part in an event at the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center. In the evening, the President will travel to Malaya University to participate in a town hall with participants in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. The President will remain overnight in Malaysia.
On Monday, The President will leave for The Philippines in the morning. The President will have a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with President Benigno Aquino. Later that evening The President will attend a State Dinner hosted by President Benigno Aquino.
On Tuesday, The President will view an electric vehicle in The Philippines called “The Comet.” The President will visit Fort Bonifacio, where he will deliver remarks to U.S. and Filipino service members and veterans. The President will lay a wreath at The American Cemetery. Later in the evening The President will return to Washington, D.C.
4/18/14: White House Press Briefing: Presidents Upcoming Trip To Asia.
White House Announces Itinerary For President Obama’s Asia trip
President Obama will meet with the leaders of four Asian nations, answer questions at a town hall-style event at a university in Malaysia and address U.S. service members in South Korea during a week-long trip that begins Tuesday, the White House announced.
Administration officials hailed the president’s visit to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines as a chance to underscore the United States’s commitment to the Asia-Pacific, with an emphasis on regional allies. The trip comes after Obama missed a scheduled visit to four Asian countries in the fall, including stops at two regional summits in Southeast Asia, during the partial U.S. government shutdown.
“Unlike many of the president’s overseas trips, particularly to Asia, there are no large summits involved,” National Security Adviser Susan Rice said while briefing reporters on Obama’s itinerary Friday. “So the agenda in each country can focus intensively on energizing our bilateral relationships and advancing the different elements of our Asia strategy.”
On the trip, Obama will meet with each of the leaders of the four countries. Two of the stops — in Japan and the Philippines — will be official state visits, meaning Obama will attend formal dinners with Emperor Akihito in Japan and President Benigno Aquino in the Philippines.
The trip also will include tours of the Meiji shrine in Tokyo and the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, meetings with business leaders in Japan and Korea, and a look at a new electronic vehicle in the Philippines called “the Comet.” Obama will lay a wreath at the national war memorial in Seoul.
The town-hall event at Malaya University will be with young leaders from 10 Southeast Asian nations, and Obama also will meet with civil-rights leaders in Malaysia, as the United States attempts to promote democratic values.
The White House had hoped to be able to announce major progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation Pacific free trade pact that stands at the core of the Obama administration’s bid to ramp up U.S. economic engagement in the region. But U.S. and Japanese negotiators failed to make a breakthough during two days of talks that concluded in Washington, D.C. on Friday.