Ellie and Jed go into the Oval Office. Jed asks if she got down there okay. She says she did. He asks if she took an airplane. She's confused: "An airplane? No." He asks, "A helicopter?" Ellie: "No, the agents drove me." He states, "That's 'cause you go to school at Johns Hopkins, right? And Johns Hopkins is in Baltimore, right?" She looks exasperated and sits down as Jed continues, "I'm asking because Baltimore's a forty-five minute car ride from Washington, D.C., and we hardly see you anymore. So I thought, either you transferred to a different medical school, they moved Johns Hopkins, or they moved Baltimore. Are any of those things true?" He says all this in a kind of fake-jovial manner that lets us know he's just getting started. Having been on the receiving end of very similar rants, I can assure all parents that the best way to get your kids to come home is to harangue them about not doing so. I mean, who wouldn't enjoy that? Who wouldn't find that motivating? Who wouldn't want to get more of that? Anyway. Ellie says none of those things are true. Jed then picks up a newspaper and reads from it, "Okay, and this is accurate, right? This quote: 'My father won't fire the Surgeon General.
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