President Obama and his family had dinner last night with Obama’s closest advisor, Valerie Jarrett, who has her own place on Martha’s Vineyard. From the pool reports:
POTUS’s motorcade was on the move from his vacation rental at 5:48pm.
From WH: “The First Family is having dinner at Valerie Jarrett’s House.”
Motorcade arrived at Ms. Jarrett’s house at 6:11pm. Pool was held in vans as POTUS, FLOTUS, Sasha and Malia entered the house. Cheers erupted among the crowds of people who were gathered at homes nearby; people who could see POTUS while pool was held a couple homes away trying to catch a glimpse from through the van windows.
The house is traditional Vineyard style with cedar shingles and a front porch. It faces the water. Secret Service agents were fanned out across the lawn. Marvin Nicholson was standing on the porch with some other aides. Unclear how long POTUS will be there. Oak Bluffs has fireworks tonight. Pool is heading to a nearby restaurant to hold . . .
Pool has been holding near Valerie Jarrett’s place after having dinner nearby. At 9pm the fireworks show started and went on until the grand finale at about 9:45pm.
We’re told POTUS, FLOTUS and their daughters watched the fireworks but pool did not see them. There was going to be a photo-op but that got nixed.
Pool continued to hold. Motorcade is rolling at 11:44pm. No sight of POTUS.
This morning the president and his family headed to the beach.