A "Personal Visit" To New York City

A late addition to the White House schedule: it seems that the President and the First Lady will make a "personal trip" to New York City tomorrow. No more details or guidance from the White House have been forthcoming. So-called "off-the-record" trips inside the Beltway are common, but the President doesn't usually make a "personal" trip on such short notice. Perhaps he is attending to a sick friend....someone's funeral....maybe he's attending a Broadway show?

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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