11:45 am || Arrives San Juan, Puerto Rico 11:55 am || Delivers brief remarks; Luis Munoz International Airport 12:55 pm || Visits La Fortaleza 2:55 pm || Interviewed by El Nuevo Día and Univision of Puerto Rico 3:50 pm || Attends fundraiser; Caribe Hilton, San Juan 4:40 pm || Departs San Juan 8:05 pm || Arrives Joint Base Andrews All times Eastern
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