Re “White House guests often leave with a little loot” (Page A1, May 9): I was shocked when reading the article on guests who, over the years, have visited the White House and taken souvenirs. Sprinkled throughout the article were the following descriptions: “leave with,” “pilfered,” “known for her taste,” “swipe,” “disappear,” “taken,” “plucked,” “walk off,” “picked through,” “shoved” and “pocketing.” Those descriptions are a fancy way of saying “steal.” Rioters in Baltimore were recently condemned for taking things that didn’t belong to them. But if you take something from the White House that doesn’t belong to you, it’s a “memento.” Shameful.
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