Nantucket Fire Department
Nantucket, Massachusetts

11:58 A.M. EST

Q    Mr. President, are you hopeful for the hostages to get out of the — released?

THE PRESIDENT:  I think I’ll have — I think I’ll be able to talk to you guys tomorrow.

Q    Tomorrow?

Q    Any — any update today, sir?

THE PRESIDENT:  I’m not prepared to give you an update until it’s done.

Q    Are you expecting the — the little three-year-old girl to be among the hostages released, Mr. President?

THE PRESIDENT:  I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Q    What did you think of the Dutch election?

THE PRESIDENT:  I’m focusing on this election.

THE FIRST LADY:  Happy Thanksgiving!

THE PRESIDENT:  Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.

Q    Happy Thanksgiving!

Q    Mr. President, on this holi- — family holiday, what’s your message to those who can’t be with their families, like Paul and — and Evan being held in Russia?

THE PRESIDENT:  I didn’t hear the last part of your question.

Q    What’s your message to hostages, like Paul and Evan in Russia, who can’t be with their families on this holiday?

THE PRESIDENT:  We ain’t giving up.  We’re going to keep going until we get them.  Thank you.

Q    Thank you.

END  11:59 A.M. EST

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