President Biden is ready for departure to Tulsa International Airport.
Greetings from a splendidly sunny JBA.
POTUS disembarked Marine One at 11:39 and boarded AF1, ready for departure to Tulsa International Airport.
Pool got a wave from President Biden but no chance to ask questions. Staff accompanying Biden off Marine One included Susan Rice, Jen O’Malley Dillon and Cedric Richmond.
We’re wheels up imminently. Flight time about 2-1/2 hours.
Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will brief during the flight. You’ll be able to follow audio of this on the White House website so pool will not cover unless there is additional material.
100 years ago, the thriving Black community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma was ruthlessly attacked by a white supremacist mob—as many as 300 Black Americans were killed and 10,000 were left homeless. Today, I’m visiting the Greenwood Cultural Center and meeting with survivors.
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 1, 2021
On arrival, Biden is scheduled to visit Tulsa’s Greenwood Cultural Center and meet with survivors of the racist massacre that took place in the Greenwood community 100 years ago, resulting in the deaths of hundreds and annihilation of a neighborhood popularly known as the “Black Wall Street.”
The weather in Tulsa is forecast to be in the 60s with a chance of showers.
The White House provides this list of staff traveling with the president:
And for the record:
Upon arrival to Joint Base Andrews, the President will be greeted by Colonel Marcus Cooley, 89th Mission Support Group Commander.