President Donald Trump Surprises White Hour Tour with Appearance (Next to Hillary Clinton Portrait)

Harvey Levin: Hillary Clinton “smiling down on him” at the White House.

President Donald J. Trump was greeted with applause and cheers from a group of about 50 tourists, mostly children, who were gathered in the basement of the White House residence.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday March 7, 2017, the president surprised a tour group with an appearance, then motioned for some of the children to join him for a picture. Ten-year old Jack Cornish, a 5th grader at Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham, Alabama, approached the president.

After taking a picture with Cornish, the president left, and the group to continued their 45-minute tour, according to the White House pool report.

First lady Melania Trump announced the reopening of the White House, after it was closed to tours for several weeks, in a statement earlier this week.


Public tours must be requested through Members of Congress, and requests may be submitted up to three months in advance. Tours are scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Tours are self-guided, last approximately 45 minutes, and are available during the following hours:

Tuesday – Thursday from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Friday – Saturday from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM

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