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Trump’s Spokesman: Politico’s Story Is A Complete Nonsense


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

This week, President-elect is at Mar-A-Lago, conducting the meetings in an effort to build the next administration. This morning, he has confirmed his intention to nominate Vincent Viola as Secretary of the Army. Viola is a West Point graduate, has a deep background in national security affairs and the transition team affirmed that American people should be with great confidence that he has what it takes to lead the US army as we start moving forward with the next administration.

“It is an honor to be nominated to serve our country as President-elect Trump’s Secretary of the Army,” said Viola. “If confirmed, I will work tirelessly to provide our President with the land force he will need to accomplish any mission in support of his National Defense Strategy. A primary focus of my leadership will be ensuring that America’s soldiers have the ways and means to fight and win across the full spectrum of conflict. This great honor comes with great responsibility, and I will fight for the American people and their right to live free every day.”

The biggest story of the day is the claim made by Politico that the President-elect “ continues to employ a battalion of retired cops and FBI agents to protect him and clamp down on protesters.” The issue raised by the press has been quickly dismissed by the Spokesman Jason Miller as a complete nonsense. Miller confirmed that the main protection duties of the President-elect will be carried out by Secret Service.

Today, President-elect will be meeting with Donahue Peebles, the Founder of The Peebles Corporation and the Chairman of  Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Next, he will be holding a meeting with Steven Miller, his Senior Policy Advisor, and the final meeting will be with Booz Allen Executive Vice President, Admiral Thad Allen.

President-elect will be in  Mar-A- Lago for the remainder of the week and through Christmas holiday will be working to put the next administrator together. Vice President-elect Mike Pence will spend the Christmas holiday in Indiana.

We will resume with our Daily Downloads 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.


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