[Ads-l] _pool spray_

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 14 16:06:26 UTC 2018

In an OpEd today:
On "Fox & Friends," Brian Kilmeade insisted, if you are in that pool spray,
you are loving this, and if you are an American citizen you are loving

Never heard this but Wiktionary says:
An event in which photographers
<https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/photographer> and other members of the news
media <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/news_media> are allowed to visit
briefly with the US President <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/President> or
other top US government officials, especially on the occasion of a meeting
with leaders <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/leader> or high-level officials
<https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/official> from other countries.

NYTimes, in 2009, puts it in quotes:
At the White House today, news photographers streamed into the Oval Office
for what’s known as a “pool spray,” a very brief photo opportunity.

At least one site, WordBuzz, mentions this as the earliest cite they could

The "you are loving this" phrase is apparently a common Trumpism, from,
perhaps, the McDonald's ad line.


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