Last week, we took you behind the scenes of some of the summer’s most momentous White House moments. This week, we’ll preview some of the exciting events on the President’s schedule in the weeks to come.
This week, we sat down with senior administration officials take a look back at some of the history-making moments that illuminated the fabric of America. Watch what they had to say:
“Sometimes there’s days like this, when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt.”President Barack Obama
“The notion that cynicism is the right way to operate has been blown out of the water by the events really of the last several months, particularly this summer.”Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council
“No longer was it about partisan fighting, now it was just simply about how do we make sure on a daily basis people have access to coverage…”Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy
“The room went up in applause and several of us went down to tell the President and he came down and gave amazing remarks in the Rose Garden and changed the world.”Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President
“It almost felt like it was over to us after these dramatic domestic and social breakthroughs.”Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting
“We have to understand that our jails should be places that we make people better, where we go back to the idea of rehabilitation and you can’t send that message without actually being there and seeing what is happening there.”Roy Austin, Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity