Travel Pool 9: POTUS gaggle

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From: Jonathan Easley
Date: February 18, 2017 at 5:53:06 PM EST
Subject: Travel Pool 9: POTUS gaggle

POTUS gaggled briefly with reporters in the press cabin of Air Force One before taking the stage.

On the rally: “My message is going to be unity. With a small exception. You’ll see, I think you’ll like it. We have a great crowd of people, a fantastic crowd of people.”

On whether it’s too early to be holding a campaign event:

“Life is a campaign. Making our country great again is a campaign. For me, it’s a campaign. To make America great again is absolutely a campaign. It’s not easy, especially when we’re also fighting the press.”

On his next national security adviser:

“I have many, many that want the job that want to be a part of it, I’ll make a decision in the couple of days, but we’re meeting with actually four of them tomorrow, all of whom want it.”

He says he has a favorite for the job:

“I’ve been thinking about someone for the last three or four days, we’ll see what happens. I’m meeting with that person. They’re all good, they’re all great people.”


Jonathan Easley

National political reporter

The Hill

office: (202) xxx-xxx-xxxx

cell: (949) xxx-xxx-xxxx


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