PRESS BRIEFING BY PRESS SECRETARY JOSH EARNEST AND DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR BEN RHODES
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room
12:54 P.M. EST
MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. Nice to see a good crowd here today. I have joining me at the briefing the Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes. As many of you know and have covered, Ben was instrumental in implementing the President’s vision for advancing our Cuba policy, and we made a pretty historic announcement today that, next month, President Obama and the First Lady will be traveling to Cuba.
And so Ben is here to talk a little about what we hope to accomplish over the course of that trip. And then he’ll stay and take as many questions as you all have about that trip....
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