Fw: Out-of-town pool report #8

From: Chris Geidner
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:42 PM
To: Rutherford, Sarah D. EOP/WHO
Subject: Out-of-town pool report #8

From the White House, a readout of SOCOM meeting, just completed before the trip over to the basketball gym:
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"Upon arriving at MacDill Air Force Base, the President participated in a meeting with approximately 100 leaders and members of the base community, including Special Operators. The President sought the session to extend his personal gratitude to these brave Americans, some of whom cannot receive public recognition for their feats on behalf of the country. He expressed his appreciation for the tasks they have undertaken, many at his direction, to safeguard the American people. The meeting consisted of briefings, discussion with the President, and an opportunity for the President to shake hands with those who participated."
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Among the senior officials who took part, per the White House, were:
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General Raymond Thomas, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command

General Joseph Votel, Commander, U.S. Central Command

Admiral Eric T. Olsen (Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command

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Chris Geidner
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