Audio from Caldwell’s phone call below:
Audio from the first-ever White House tour. There is a grand staircase at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue where a first family sits at night. It’s where FDR would take the family to the Lincoln Bedroom in hopes of catching a glimpse of his predecessor — or even the ghost of his predecessor.
Fox News Correspondent Anne Thompson reports:
You might see this tour from the perspective of the president. Or a prime minister. Or, perhaps, a billionaire on a tour of the Museum of Natural History, as former president Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, did in 2016.
But it was a women from the beach town of Sarasota, Florida, who took it a step further. Lori Caldwell, founder of Romance for A Lady, leads White House tours for both groups and is on an unprecedented list of the world’s best tour guides, helping the White House accommodate the world’s elite.
She’s a special friend of Mrs. Obama and says she took on this role because of the important mission Mrs. Obama’s foundation took on. And she says it all started a year ago with a simple request — to make sure a man who lives in a house that was built during the Civil War got out once in a while.
Caldwell says she saw no need to introduce herself on her first visit.
Caldwell says she’ll get an honorary page and is congratulated by people in the crowd. One guy walks up to her and says, “Congratulations, I’ve never seen a tourist before. I’ve never heard of you.”
Some call Caldwell a White House tour expert. But Caldwell prefers to use the word “superb.”