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For Immediate Release

Remarks by President Trump in Press Gaggle Aboard Air Force One en route Melbourne, FL

En Route Melbourne, Florida

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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