Donald Trump Meets with His National Security Adviser
US President Elect Donald Trump meeting with his incoming national security adviser retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn after a day of violence around the world.
Donald Trump blamed Islamic terrorists for deadly incidents Monday in Turkey and Germany and vowing anew to eradicate their regional and global networks.
In Berlin, where at least 12 people were killed and 48 hurt when a truck plowed through a Christmas Market, Donald Trump said the Islamic State group “and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad.”
President Elect Trump’s meeting with Flynn comes a day after Gen. Flynn and several other members of the incoming national security team met with Vice President-elect Mike Pence in Washington.
The President Elect’s transition team has said it expects to announce some White House positions in the coming days.
Donald Trump met Tuesday with candidates for his unfilled Cabinet positions, including prospective hires to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, a agency he has vowed to overhaul.
Donald Trump met with Luis Quinonez who is said to be under consideration for VA Secretary. He also interviewed Toby Cosgrove, the CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, who was a top contender to replace Eric Shinseki when he resigned from the VA in Y 2014. Cosgrove later withdrew from consideration.
President Elect Trump has pledged during the campaign to fix the woes at the department and said he would “take care of great veterans.”
Others said to be considered for the post include former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, Florida Rep. Jeff Miller and Pete Hegseth, an Army Veteran and former CEO of Concerned Veterans for America.
He also needs to fill the Agriculture Department cabinet position.
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