10 days away from the Inauguration day, President-elect Trump meets with Robert F. Kennedy Jr and Thomas J. Barrack, the Chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
This morning Mark Burnett, executive producer of Celebrity Apprentice and Survivor, came into Trump Tower but did not answer questions from the press pool.
Around noon, Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred, came in for a meeting with President-elect Trump stating:
“I had a really nice meeting with the President-elect. He explained to me his history with the game and what a great baseball fan he is, and we are glad that we had an opportunity to get together before his inauguration.”
Robert F. Kennedy Jr the nephew of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy also met with President-elect Trump today. The meeting has been requested by the President-elect Trump, asking Kennedy to chair a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity, which he gladly accepted.
Kennedy said that in terms of vaccines policy, he is looking to “make sure we have scientific integrity in the vaccine process for efficacy and safety effects.”
While President-elect Trump has some doubts about the current vaccine policies and questions about it, it is in Kennedy’s view that: “his opinion doesn’t matter but the science does matter. We ought to be reading the science and we ought to be debating the science. And that everybody ought to be able to be assured that the vaccines that we have–he’s very pro-vaccine, as am I– but they’re as safe as they possibly can be.”
Elaborating on what his father and uncle John F. Kennedy would think of President Trump, Robert F. Kennedy Jr said: “President Trump can be any kind of president he wants to be. He probably comes into office less encumbered by ideology or obligations than anybody that has been in political office or won the presidency. We’ll see what happens.”
Coffee with the Obamas on the Inauguration Day
Thomas J. Barrack who is planning the inauguration also met with President-elect Trump today. Barrack, who was chairman of Miramax for six years, confirmed that President Obama has invited President-elect Trump and Melania to the White House for a coffee before the actual swearing-in and that they will ride together to the Capitol.
“The inauguration is going to be amazing. What we’re doing is trying to orient it toward the greatest tribute to America. The only peacetime transition of partisan power that ever happens this way. The focus for this president, since he is a celebrity, is really on the place, on the people. Martin Luther King Day is on Monday, which is going to be a great, epic start.There will be a series of events leading up to Thursday,” said Barrack.
According to Thomas J. Barrack, President-elect Trump wanted the Inauguration to be about the people, not about him. His instructions were that the campaign was over and that his is now the president of all the people.
Commenting on the style of the Inauguration ceremony, Barrack said that Trump will be abiding by tradition. ” In the moment, when you look up that West Capitol entrance, that shift of power in a moment goes from a very strong powerful man of one party to a very strong powerful man of another. That cadence and tradition of America allowing the power to change, that is sacred. So he’s kept that pretty much the way it is.”
President-elect will be holding the long awaited, first press conference tomorrow at 11 AM. The Pavlovic Today will be covering from the Trump Tower in New York.