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Jason Miller: Leaked Pentagon Memo On Defense Priorities Is Not A Comprehensive Policy

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Daily Download with the latest updates on President-elect’s transition.

With only 30 days from Inauguration Day, President-elect has started his day in the Presidential Daily Briefing. The transition team has confirmed this morning that the President-elect Trump is fully ready to take on the role of the Commander-in-Chief come January 20th, 2016.

Despite recent speculation that president-elect Donald Trump’s sons are involved in a fundraising event for the Opening Day, Transition team insists that Donald Jr. and  Eric  Trump are in no way involved in it nor  they are planning on being involved.

“The Opening Day event and details that have been reported are merely initial concepts that have not been approved or pursued by the Trump family. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are avid outdoorsmen and supporters of conservation efforts, which align with the goals of this event, however, they are not involved in any capacity,” sad Hope Hicks.

Internal Staff Meetings at Mar-A-Lago

Today, at Mar-A-Lago, President-elect will be holding Internal staff meetings. So far, President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence have been holding over one hundred meetings in an effort to build the next administration.

One of the issues raised by the press today has been President-elect’s tweets about the Electoral College.

President-electJason Miller said that the tweets speak for themselves and that this is something President-elect has already discussed on Thank you rally and there is nothing new here.

Leaked Pentagon Memo

One of the news today is a leaked Pentagon memo obtained and posted online by Foreign Policy, which appears to suggest that Russia is not the top defense priority for Trump. However, Transition team has said that the memo should only be taken as the notes from the meeting and not in any way as a comprehensive policy.  

President-elect will remain in Palm Beach through Christmas. Vice President-elect Mike Pence will spend the Christmas holiday in Indiana. Potentially, we can see additional announcements this week.

We will resume with our Daily Download on PEOTUS  tomorrow with the latest updates on transition.

 

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Ksenija Pavlovic

Ksenija Pavlovic

Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent.

Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department at Yale University, Lead Instructor in International Affairs and Security and Politics Law and Economics programs at Yale Global Scholars, Head Writing Fellow at the Yale Graduate Writing Center, Fellow of the “Research and Travel Award in Grand Strategy” from International Security Studies (ISS) at Yale University, Fellow of the Roger Hertog Global Strategy Initiative in Religious Violence at Columbia University, a Doctoral candidate in Political Conflict and Peace Building Processes at Complutense University in Madrid, Fellow of the OSI Global Supplementary Grant Program, and a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at the Juan March Institute. She holds an M.Sc. in European Politics from the London School of Economics, an M.A. in American Politics, and a B.A. in Journalism and Communication from the University of Belgrade. She speaks English, Serbian, Croatian, and Spanish.

Pavlovic has interviewed exclusively pivotal figures including Arianna Huffington, Sir Richard Branson, President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim, Karlie Kloss, filmmaker and founder of the Webby awards Tiffany Shlain, film director Lars von Trier, actors Adam Brody, Monica Bellucci, fashion designers Adolfo Dominguez, Tommy Hilfiger and Donna Karan, publisher and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes; the world No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic; novelist Martin Amis, as well as big names in the governmental arena such as the former President of Serbia Boris Tadic, the leading members of the first democratic Serbian government and Milorad Dodik, President of the Serbian entity of BIH. Moreover, Ms. Pavlovic has exclusively covered the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, London Film Festival, Madrid Fashion Week, The Madrid Open, and a range of other international benefit and political events.