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Q What’s your message going to be?

THE PRESIDENT: My message is going to be unity, with a small exception.

Q With a small exception?

THE PRESIDENT: You’ll see. I think you’ll like it. You’ll like it. We have a great crowd of people. Fantastic crowd of people. It’s nice that you’re with us. Thank you very much. And I’ll see you afterwards.

Q A lot of people are saying this is too early to be in campaign mode. What’s your response to that?

THE PRESIDENT: 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 and the media. So, I’ll see you out there.

Q How are your National Security Advisor interviews going?

THE PRESIDENT: Very good. We’re meeting three of four of them tomorrow. I have many, many that want the job, they want to really be a part of it. I’ll make a decision over the next couple of days. But we’re meeting, actually, four tomorrow. All of them very much want it.

Q Are you leaning towards one?

THE PRESIDENT: Probably, yeah.

Q Which one?

THE PRESIDENT: A very similar to one to somebody — I’ve been thinking about somebody for the last — I would say, for the last three, four days. We’ll see what happens. I’m meeting with that person tomorrow.

Q Odierno?

THE PRESIDENT: He’s a good man.

Q Would you put him at the top of the list?

THE PRESIDENT: He’s a very good man. They’re all good. They’re all great people.


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